Somerset sign Dom Bess on short-term loan from Yorkshire
Somerset is a County that will always be close to my heart, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to return to the Club where my cricketing journey began, says Bess.
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English bowling all-rounder Dom Bess has joined Somerset County Cricket Club from Yorkshire on a short-term deal. He is set to feature for Somerset in the County Championship game this week.
The 25-year-old made his first-class debut for Somerset against Pakistan in 2016 during their tour of England. He has picked up 79 wickets and scored more than 750 runs for Somerset in his 26 first-class matches before joining Yorkshire in 2020.
He made his Test debut for England against Pakistan at Lord's Cricket Ground in 2018. Notably, he grabbed 36 wickets from 14 matches at an average of 33.97 and an economy rate of 2.93 so far in the longest format of the game. With the bat, he has scored over 300 runs at an average of 22.78 and a strike rate of 44.92.
Bess expressed his excitement upon returning to his former club, stating that Somerset will always be close to his heart. The 25-year-old hopes to provide some noteworthy contributions to Somerset during his stay at the club.
“Somerset is a County that will always be close to my heart, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to return to the Club where my cricketing journey began. It’s a short-term arrangement, and I hope that I can play a part in helping Somerset win some cricket before returning to Yorkshire," Bess was quoted as saying by Somerset County Gazette.
Bess knows what it means to represent Somerset County Cricket Club: Hurry
Andy Hurry, the SCCC Director of Cricket, also expressed his pleasure at the signing of Bess, stating the youngster will undoubtedly make an impact for the club. He stated that having a player of Bess' caliber and experience back on a short-term deal is greatly welcomed and expressed his gratitude to Yorkshire CCC for the offer.
"Dom is a quality cricketer, and he knows what it means to represent Somerset County Cricket Club. He knows the group of players that we have here, and he has the ability to make a real difference for us on the field. We’ve had a number of injuries recently, and we are also very mindful of the learnings taken form 2022 leading into Finals Day, so to be able to bring a player of Dom’s class and experience back on this short-term loan is very much appreciated, and we are grateful to Yorkshire CCC for enabling this to occur," Hurry said.