Dominic Mark Bess has decided to leave the Somerset County Cricket Club and has decided on a new career challenge that he thinks is currently the best for him. It is certain that such a player will miss Somerset, but Bess needed more experience in the first team, which he could not get at Somerset at the moment.
Bess joined Somerset's academy when he was 16 and is now leaving after 7 years. It seems that the decision was not at all easy to make, but he still decided not to extend the contract "This is not a decision that I've taken lightly.
I've been with Somerset since joining the Academy, I've grown up here and some of my best friends are in the team with me. It's been a really hard decision," Bess said., as quoted by criccbuzz "There were good discussions with the Club and they offered a contract extension, however, I think it's the right decision in terms of needing First Team opportunities.
Given the direction that I want to go with my cricket, I think it's time to move on. "I want to thank the Somerset fans for everything they've done in terms of supporting me and the whole team when we're out on the pitch.
That's always meant a lot to me. Somerset is a special place and hopefully, I can help to play a part in the team being even more successful before I leave."
Andy Hurry respects his decision
The coach of Somerset also spoke up, saying that Somerset will surely miss such a player, but that it is quite understandable that the player chose to go somewhere where he will get more minutes.
"It's been fantastic to watch Dom's development unfold at the Club, progressing from school cricket at Blundell's School in Tiverton, through to playing in the International Arena," Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry, said.
"Everyone is aware of the significant competition for places that we have within our spin bowling resources that are competing across all formats. Understandably, Dom wants to play as much cricket as he possibly can and we totally respect his decision to move on to another Club where there are more guaranteed playing opportunities.
"There is no doubt we will miss his character, energy, commitment, and ability. We wish him well and we are grateful for the role he has played in driving the Club forward," Hurry added.