Kevin O’Brien signs for Surrey for NatWest T20 Blast

Railway Union player likely to be available for up to nine games

Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien: will join Irish wicket-keeper Gary Wilson at Surrey. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien: will join Irish wicket-keeper Gary Wilson at Surrey. Photograph: Inpho

Wed, May 14, 2014, 01:00

Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien may have missed out on the riches of the Indian Premier League, but the 30-year-old continues to be in demand for other Twenty20 competitions around the world after he was again signed up by Surrey for ther first part of the NatWest T20 Blast.

The Railway Union player played three games for ther London side last season on their run to the final, the highlight being a knock of 54 from 24 deliveries in a victory over Surrey’s great rivals Middlesex in front of 28,000 fans at Lord’s.

This time O’Brien is likely to be available for up to nine games before he heads to Trinidad for a second spell in the Caribbean Premier League.

O’Brien will join Irish wicket-keeper Gary Wilson at Surrey, with former England star Kevin Pietersen also signed up for the T20 competition.

Speaking of his experience at Surrey last year, O’Brien said: “I loved it. It helped playing in front 25 or 28,000 for the three games. Hopefully again this season I can hit the ground running like last year and put in some good performances for the team.”
Emmet Riordan

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