Netherlands all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate has become the ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year for the second successive year at the LG ICC Awards in London.
It is the third time ten Doeschate has claimed the award, the first time he picked up the title was in 2008 while he also won the award last year.
During the 12-month voting period, all-rounder ten Doeschate played for the Netherlands in six ODIs making two centuries and one half-century. His batting average was 61.40 for the period with a strike rate of 89.24.
He also scored both his ODI centuries during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, the first against England in Nagpur and the second against fellow Associate side Ireland in Kolkata.
ten Doeschate was chosen over other top Associate and Affiliate players including Afghanistan’s Hamid Hassan and the Ireland duo of Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien.
Ten Doeschate, who was unable to attend due to playing commitments, said, “I’m really sorry I couldn’t be there tonight. It’s obviously a great privilege to win this award and I’d like to thank all the coaches and my team mates who have helped me during what has been a very good year for the Netherlands cricket team. I hope everyone has a good night and again sorry I can?t be there.”
ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year 2011
- Ryan ten Doeschate (Netherlands) – Winner
- Hamid Hassan (Afghanistan)
- Kevin O’Brien (Ireland)
- Paul Stirling (Ireland)