|Dom Bess Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||July 22, 1997|
Dom Bess is an English professional cricketer who has represented his country in the test match format internationally, as a spin-bowling all-rounder. Having made his test match debut in May 2018, he has established himself as the second choice spin bowler in the squad, whether playing at home or in away conditions. In the English domestic circuit, he has represented Somerset County Cricket Club (2016–2020) and Yorkshire County Cricket Club (2019, 2020-Present).
Dominic Mark Bess
Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Sidmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
- Father – Russell Bess (Former Cricketer, Former Rugby Player)
- Others – Joshua John Bess (Cousin) (Cricketer), Luke Finlay Orson Bess (Cousin) (Cricketer), Zachary George Gerald Bess (Cousin) (Cricketer), Graham Bess (Paternal Uncle), Gerald Bess (Paternal Grandfather) (d. 2007)
He is represented by Luke Sutton, Manager and Booking Agent, Activate Management, Bespoke Talent Management Agency, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom.
- 47 – Test Match
- 22 – Somerset County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket), Yorkshire County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket)
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
67 kg or 147.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Dom has dated –
- Phoebe Slee (2016-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of British descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, tousled hair
- Clean-shaven look
- Affable smile
Dom has been sponsored by –
- No.1 Cubs (Unisex Clothing Brand)
- Cubs Coffee
- Hylo Athletics
- DSC Cricket
- Pro Direct Cricket
Dom Bess Facts
- Hailing from a family of club-level cricketers, Dom had kick-started his career in the sport when he had joined Somerset County Cricket Club‘s academy at the age of 16. 2 years later, he had spent considerable time in Adelaide, Australia, honing his skills at former Australian cricket Darren Lehmann’s academy.
- He had once mentioned in an interview that his inclination towards spin bowling, in his childhood, was because it required a much shorter run-up than pace bowling. Other than cricket, he was also a keen rugby player in his youth and used to play in the fly-half position.
- In his County Championship debut, in 2016, in a match against Warwickshire County Cricket Club, he had picked up exceptional figures of 6/28 off 16 overs in the first innings. The first 2 of those wickets were of the England stars Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell, off successive deliveries, both of whom had played their last test match just a year ago. His figures were the best by a Somerset championship debutant since Tony Pearson who had taken 7 for 63 against Worcestershire County Cricket Club at the Imperial Athletic Ground in Bristol in 1961.
- He had made his Test debut for England, in May 2018 against Pakistan, and had been a part of a century partnership with Jos Buttler in England’s 2nd innings. However, he could not pick a single wicket with the ball, his primary role, as England slumped to a 9-wicket defeat. Interestingly, he had made his first-class debut against Pakistan as well, in their warm-up match against Somerset, in July 2016. In a strange coincidence, he had failed to take any wicket in that match as well.
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