Dom Bess signs with Yorkshire CCC
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to confirm that Dom Bess will join on a permanent deal from the 2021 season.
Bess, who enjoyed a loan spell with Yorkshire in 2019, has penned a four-year deal, keeping him at Emerald Headingley until October 2024.
The Exeter-born off-spinner made his Test debut for England against Pakistan in 2018 and has gone on to play in ten Test Matches. Yorkshire’s newest acquisition has played 47 First Class matches to date and has taken 129 wickets.
Although the signing of Bess will strengthen the club’s spin options from next season, the 23-year-old has a proven ability to add valuable runs with the bat, already having a Test half-century and First Class hundred to his name.
Yorkshire’s newest acquisition impressed during a loan spell at Emerald Headingley in 2019, taking 11 wickets and scoring 164 runs. Arguably Bess’ most notable performance came at home to Essex, claiming three wickets and scoring a composed 91 not out in the Specsavers County Championship.
Speaking about his return to the White Rose on a permanent deal, Bess said: “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.
“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.
“I want us to be pushing for one day and T20 success as well. Last year, I certainly got the hint that the club want to push for the T20 and 50 over competition.
“I think that it is a great opportunity for me to develop my white ball skills and show that I’m a three dimensional player. I think that white ball really shows that.
“It will be really important to get some trophies and certainly the county championship back at Yorkshire.”
Martyn Moxon, The Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Director of Cricket said: “We are thrilled that Dom will be joining us on a permanent deal from next season.
“Dom has showed his quality and potential this year with England, and made a huge impression at Yorkshire during his loan spell last season.
“The signing of Dom will bolster our spin options but it also gives us more batting depth down the order. Dom will be a key asset to the Club across all formats, and will add further strength to the young and exciting squad that is being assembled.”