SOMERSET head coach Jason Kerr believes Dom Bess' loan move to Yorkshire could be "win-win" for all parties.

The 21-year-old has joined the White Rose county for a month, meaning he could feature in up to four County Championship matches.

Kerr said: "We have to take the player's best interests at heart.

"Dom has been frustrated and this is a fantastic opportunity for him to play first team cricket.

"Hopefully he will come back to us full of confidence. I think it could be a win-win."

Asked whether it is a concern to have loaned Bess to a fellow Division One county who could yet be challenging Somerset for honours this season, Kerr replied: "Again, we have to take into account Dom's interests.

"We are fully aware of his ambitions and we don't want to stand in his way.

"Playing in Division One will benefit him more than Division Two at this stage."

Captain Tom Abell added: "Hopefully this will benefit Dom and Somerset.

"He will have first team opportunities in Division One cricket that he may not get here, which will make him more effective when he returns to us later in the season."

Bess has featured in neither of Somerset's County Championship matches so far and bowled just five overs across the two Royal London Cup One-Day matches he has played.

There remains the possibility that other Somerset youngsters on the fringes of the first team could make similar loan moves, but these will be judged on a case by case basis.

There are also the usual clauses in this deal which allow Somerset to call Bess back from his loan in the event of injury, or if they feel they need his services.