Magnificent Dom follows Maiden Century with 6 wickets for MCC
Dom Bess ran through the Essex batting line-up overnight, claiming an impressive six for 51 to follow a maiden First Class century for the MCC in their match against Essex in Barbados.
The 20 year old in a short space of time has made a considerable impact on the Somerset scene, taking 49 wickets in his 12 First Class matches at an average of 22.59. This has included five 5 wicket hauls, scoring his maiden half century against Surrey last summer and being involved with the England Lions this winter both in Australia and West Indies.
In the curtain raiser to the 2018 season in Bridgetown the off spinner took two for 57 off 15 overs as Essex were bowled out for 172 in their first innings.
When his turn came to bat Dom walked out to join Sam Hain in the 80th over with the score on 236 for seven.
In the space of the next 24 overs Dom helped to add 172 for the eighth wicket and by the time he was out he had scored 107 runs off 106 balls including 18 fours and helped take the MCC onto 408 for eight declared, a substantial lead.
Essex started day three on 26/1 and never threatened to go past the MCC’s first innings total. Tom Westley was the standout for the 2017 Champions with a well crafted 62 before his became the second victim for Bess, caught and bowled. Dom ran through the lower order to claim yet another 5 wicket haul in his short career. He ended with six for 51 from 18 overs.
After scoring his hundred, a delighted Dom said: “I’m really chuffed with how today has gone. I’ve always backed myself as someone who hold the bat and one of my goals is to improve my batting and work towards either a number seven or eight slot in the future. I felt today was a great opportunity to go out there and show what I can do and I’m very keen to kick on and score plenty of runs for Somerset this season.”
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