Dom Bess signs short-term loan.

Somerset County Cricket Club have today announced that Dom Bess has signed a short-term loan deal.

The 25-year-old SCCC Academy graduate, who also represented Devon with distinction, made his Somerset debut against Pakistan at the Cooper Associates County Ground in 2016 and went on to make 26 First Class appearances for the County, claiming 79 wickets and scoring over 750 runs before joining Yorkshire in 2020.

Dom made his Test debut against Pakistan at Lord’s in 2018 and to date has featured in 14 red-ball games for England, taking 36 wickets and scoring over 300 runs.

He will go straight into the Somerset squad for this weeks LV= Insurance County Championship match against Hampshire which begins tomorrow.

Regarding his return, Dom said: “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.”

SCCC Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry is delighted to have secured the services of a player that he knows well.

“Dom is a quality cricketer, and he knows what it means to represent Somerset County Cricket Club,” he explained. “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.”