DOM Bess will arrive at Yorkshire ahead of his loan spell with expectations high.

The Somerset off-spinner knows a decent amount about the White Rose county.

Coming through the age-groups in Devon, he played against Yorkshire sides regularly, with Jordan Thompson a contemporary of his.

The 21-year-old has also played senior cricket alongside Matthew Fisher and Tom Kohler-Cadmore in both MCC and England Lions colours and with Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow in Test Match cricket this time last year.

Not only that, he currently lives with Jack Brooks in Taunton, with the former Yorkshire quick even giving him cookery lessons.

“I’ve been teaching Dom how to cook my favourite courgette dish!” said Brooks over the winter.

Ahead of his move north, meanwhile, Bess added: “I’ve heard very good stories about Yorkshire. It’s obviously a very good club.

“Luckily, I was able to play one of the Tests against Pakistan up at Headingley last year. That was only the second time I’ve played there, and it was a great privilege.

“I’ve got really good memories of Headingley. Brooksy has always said good things about Yorkshire, about the lads and the place in general.

“Ever since I grew up in Devon, I’ve known Yorkshire are very strong. Jordan Thompson was the captain of the same age-group as me.

“Throughout my whole journey in cricket, Yorkshire have been very competitive, and they’re a side who you can never take your foot off the gas against. It’s exciting.”

Upon the announcement of the loan move, initially for four Championship matches, Bess spoke about a lack of first-team opportunities at Taunton, owing to the presence of more experienced left-arm spinner Jack Leach in the Somerset squad.

And, having played two Tests for England, Bess is in no mood to twiddle his thumbs in the second team as he looks to progress a career which promises so much.

Questions have already been asked in the media about the longevity of the move, but Bess is not looking too far ahead.

“At the moment, it’s just a chance to get some cricket under my belt,” he reasoned. “A big thing is enjoying my cricket.

“It will be amazing to come to Yorkshire and see how things work. It will be different to Somerset. Hopefully I can learn a few new things and make some good friends as well.

“It’s amazing to be able to go into a different environment and see how Yorkshire do it. That will be an eye opener.

“Yorkshire are bringing through the youngsters, and I’m only 21 now. But there’s also some experienced guys floating around as well.

“For me, I want to learn off them."

Bess has taken 60 wickets in 18 career Championship matches to date, including three five-fors, one six-for and a seven-for.

Hopes will now be high that he can thrive for a Yorkshire side who have often gone with an all-seam attack over the last 12 months, only utilising the spin of batsmen Adam Lyth, Jack Leaning and Root when the latter is available.

He will certainly give Steve Patterson’s attack a different dimension, starting against Kent at Canterbury from next Tuesday.

“I’m a spinner, so I’m going to be biased,” he smiled. “But I think it’s very important to have a spinner in your side.

“From a Somerset point of view, having Jack Leach here has really helped the club. When Adil Rashid was playing red ball cricket for you guys, he was obviously a big factor, with the bat as well.

“I think it’s really important to have that as a successful side. When the seamers are getting tired, a spinner can hold an end up to allow the seamers to rest up and attack when the time comes.

“If you have a good spinner who can control it, it puts you in a great position to be successful.”