DOM BESS is convinced he is joining a club going places after signing a four-year contract with Yorkshire.

Bess, 23, has opted to leave Somerset at the end of the season.

The Devonian makes a permanent return to the county where he had two separate loan spells last summer, playing 10 games in the County Championship and Vitality Blast for the White Rose.

“This club is massively on the up,” said the England off-spinner.

“I wouldn’t be signing with a club if they didn’t have big ambitions. It’s a big county with a big reputation, which I never think you should see as a pressure. You should see that as a great opportunity.

“I see this as a great challenge, and I think it can only go one way when you look at the players we’ve got.”

Bess absolutely loved his time at Emerald Headingley last year, a six-week period between mid-May and mid-August.

“The great thing about what that time showed me was that I can go to a completely different environment, a big club, at 22 years old and fit in and perform.

“Also, I was very comfortable in that environment and wasn’t afraid to say things. That’s testament to the club.

“It showed it’s the right place for me.

“I know what to expect from the coaches and what to expect in terms of being challenged.

“That time with the club gave me the confidence to keep growing.

“In 10 to 15 years, hopefully when we’ve had a very successful time, I’ll look back and think, ‘Wow, in those six weeks, everything was aligning right for me to come here’.”

Meanwhile, leg-spinner Josh Poysden is back in action after 13 months away having suffered, and recovered from, a fractured skull last summer.

Leicestershire visit Headingley for the fourth Vitality Blast North Group fixture this evening (6.30pm).