SOMERSET County Cricket Club have received a boost with the news that exciting young bowler Dom Bess has signed a contract extension.

The 20-year-old off-spinner has agreed a new two-year deal, which will see him remain in Taunton until at least the end of the 2020 season.

After putting pen to paper, Bess said: “I’m really excited about the next three years and I can’t wait for the season to start.

"It means a massive amount to me to play for Somerset and I’m really grateful to everyone who has given me the opportunity to get to where I am.

“I love this club and there are so many great people here.

"It’s something very special to walk out on to the field here and the fans are awesome.

"Hopefully I can push on now and help the club to be successful.”

Bess made his first Somerset appearance against Pakistan at the Cooper Associates County Ground in June 2016, and soon he had made waves by taking 6-21 on his County Championship debut against Warwickshire.

So far he has played in 12 First-Class matches, claiming 49 wickets at an average of 22.59.

Last week it was announced that Bess would represent the south in the pre-season North v South series in Barbados, after representing the England Lions in the West Indies through February and early March.

Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry said: “Having progressed through the Devon age group system and Somerset Academy, Dom has demonstrated that he is a player of great potential.

“We are really pleased that one of the most exciting young spinners in the country has committed his future to the club.”