ten Doeschate joins a select company
Andrew Samson and Rod Lyall
Ryan ten Doeschate joined a select company when he took his score past 250 in Pretoria this afternoon, to add to his six for 20 in the Canadian first innings.
He became just the ninth man to score 250 and take six wickets in the same first-class match, and the first to do so since Australian legend Doug Walters for New South Wales against South Australia in Adelaide in 1964-65.
He is only the fourth to do so since World War II, the others being VS Hazare for Baroda against Holkar (at Vadodara in 1946-47), and Gary Sobers for South Australia against New South Wales - again at Adelaide - in 1961-62.
The full list is:
WG Grace, 261. 5-62 and 6-77, South of England v North of England, London, 1877
G Giffen, 271, 9-96 and 7-70, South Australia v Victoria, Adelaide, 1891-92
MA Noble, 267 and 6-39, Australians v Sussex, Hove, 1905
TF Shepherd, 277 not out and 6-78, Surrey v Gloucestershire, The Oval, 1927
EH Bowley, 280 not out and 6-31, Sussex v Gloucestershire, Hove, 1929
VS Hazare, 288 and 6-85, Baroda v Holkar, Vadodara, 1946-47
GS Sobers, 251 and 6-72, South Australia v New South Wales, Adelaide, 1961-62
KD Walters, 253 and 7-63, New South Wales v South Australia, Adelaide, 1964-65
RN ten Doeschate, 259 not out and 6-20, The Netherlands v Canada, Pretoria, 2006-07