Ryan ten Doeschate: Essex all-rounder gives up captaincy after 2019 title

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Essex’s County Championship title win last summer was the eighth in the club’s history

All-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate has stepped down as captain of county champions Essex after four years.

The 39-year-old had been in charge since 2016 and led the team to the title in two of the past three seasons.

Essex must now appoint a new captain for the County Championship and the 50-over One-Day Cup competition.

“If you look where Essex were before he took over and compare it to where they are now, a lot of that rise is down to Ryan,” said head coach Anthony McGrath.