Photo by Sander TholenNetherlands all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate is the highest ranked ODI Associate batsman in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings following this month's ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in South Africa.

The 28-year-old scored 330 runs in the tournament at an average of 66.00 and that effort helped to put him at the top of the Associate pile in 39th position in the ODI batting rankings although not all matches in the event were classified as ODIs.

Ten Doeschate is also ranked ninth in the bowling list of ODI Associate players (65th overall) and top of the Associate heap in the all-rounders' list (16th overall). His team came third in the event and thus qualified for its third ICC Cricket World Cup in a row.

But coming up behind ten Doeschate in the batting chart is Steve Tikolo of Kenya in second (up one place to 52nd position), the Irish O'Brien brothers, Kevin and Niall, in third and fourth and Alex Obanda in fifth position (76th overall).

Ireland captain William Porterfield has gained a remarkable 22 places in the latest rankings and is now in 79th position, the highest of his career so far and joint-sixth in the Associates' ODI list.

The 24-year-old left-handed opener scored two centuries and two fifties in the tournament finishing with an average of 57.22 as he led Ireland to victory and its second ICC Cricket World Cup in succession.

As far as the bowlers are concerned, Peter Ongondo of Kenya is still ranked as the highest Associate ODI bowler in 29th position. He is followed by Bermuda left-arm orthodox bowler Dwayne Leverock in 48th position and Ireland off-spinner Kyle McCallan in 49th spot.

Canada left-arm medium-pacer Umar Bhatti gains six places in the latest rankings to 61st overall, level with team-mate Sunil Dhaniram, while the Ireland strike-bowling combination of Trent Johnston and Boyd Rankin are the other big movers in the top 20 Associates. Johnston tore the Canada batting lineup apart in the qualifier final at Centurion, taking 5-14 off 10 overs the best figures by an Ireland player in an ODI.

As a result he has gained 10 places to 73rd position (10th among the Associates) and Rankin is up eight places to 98th position (18th in the Associates' list).

Man of the tournament Edgar Schiferli of the Netherlands, who took 24 wickets at an average of 17.37, has gained 13 places in the bowling rankings and now sits in 125th position overall.

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