Essex duo pen new deals
Essex duo Ryan ten Doeschate and Owais Shah have both signed new contracts with the club.
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Netherlands international Ten Doeschate has penned a new two-year extension to his current contract which will keep him at Essex until the end of the 2014 season.
It has been a busy winter for the all-rounder, playing for Otago and Chittagong Kings before turning out for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
The 32-year-old will be playing his 10th season for Essex this year and head coach Paul Grayson hopes he will have a big impact on the club's targets this season.
"I'm delighted Ryan has committed to the club - he has been a brilliant player over the seven or eight years he has been here and I'm looking forward to him contributing to the team in the next few years."
Ten Doeschate added: "I'm really happy to have signed a new contract at the club. I've always wanted to play cricket at the county and I'm hungry to do well at Essex, starting this season.
"I have been quiet recently and I now feel I am in a position to do well and looking forward to helping Essex to success this season."
Shah has signed a one-year contract which begins at the end of his 2013 IPL stint with Rajasthan Royals, until the end of the forthcoming season.
The 2013 season will be his third year at Chelmsford since joining from Middlesex in 2010.
Paul Grayson said: "I am very pleased that Owais has signed for a year as he's a high quality player who will give us great experience when he returns from the IPL tournament."