England off-spinner Dominic Bess has signed a four- year deal with the county club Yorkshire from his Somerset on Wednesday (September 2).
The 23-year-old will leave Somerset at the end of this summer after the season end. He had played 26 First-class matches and taken 79 wickets and also scored 757 runs for Somerset. His incredible performance also earned him a call-up for the Test series against West Indies and Pakistan.
Last year, Bess had joined Yorkshire on a month long loan from Somerset and also loved spending time with the club.
“A club like Yorkshire, it’s a massive club with a lot of history behind it. It is very exciting for me to commit four years to Yorkshire and hopefully, I can add a little bit to the squad. Certainly, in terms of understanding the club, I think it (loan spell) was a great option. I certainly think understanding how the club runs and how the lads are is really important. For me, this is a great opportunity and somewhere I am really excited to join.” Bess said.
“Hopefully the opportunities I can get at Yorkshire will develop my learning to kick on and play international cricket for a long time. That is the ultimate goal, but I also want to be part of a Yorkshire side that are again winning championships” he added.
Bess has played 10 Test matches and taken 19 wickets so far. His best bowling figure i.e., 6/87 came against South Africa earlier this year.