Dom Bess, who hails from Sidmouth, attended Blundells School and played up through the Devon age groups before joining the Somerset Academy.
After graduating in 2015, Dom spent that winter at the Darren Lehmann Academy in Adelaide. At the start of the 2016 season he enjoyed considerable success playing Minor Counties cricket for Devon and also for Somerset 2nd XI as a result of which Dom made his First Class debut against Pakistan.
Dom Bess really announced his arrival when towards the end of the 2016 season he took 6 for 28 on his Championship debut against Warwickshire, which he followed up with 5 for 43 in the final game with Nottinghamshire.
— Somerset Cricket 🏏 (@SomersetCCC) September 6, 2017
In the three First Class games that he played in 2016 Dom took 13 wickets and contributed valuable runs.
In 2017 Dom carried on with his impressive run of form and in the nine Championship games he played in he scored 198 runs which included his maiden 50 and captured 36 wickets at 23.42 runs each.
Dom made his England Test Match debut against Pakistan at Lord’s in May 2018, scoring 57 in the second innings. He scored his Championship best of 92 against Hampshire in May 2018.
2019 was another interesting year for Dom. After his up-and-down 2018 he bounced back strongly with the England Lions and then for Somerset. He took 19 First Class wickets at an average of 23.5 and spent a portion of the season on loan at Yorkshire in both Championship and T20 cricket. Dom spent time during the winter of 2019 in Mumbai on a specialist spin camp and worked closely with legendary spinner Rangana Herath. He was rewarded in with another England call up to their tour of South Africa and recorded a maiden Test 5 wicket haul at Port Elizabeth.
Specsavers County Championship Division One 2019
Royal London One-Day Cup 2019
Vitality Blast 2019