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One KP Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

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Sending Kevin Pietersen to Surrey is a bit like sending the naughty but misunderstood boy at school down to the remedial class. The England management are probably hoping that hanging out with the cricketing equivalents of the strange children who had to wear crash helmets in the playground might serve to inflate Pietersen’s withered confidence. A place where Kevin can express himself while his friends are eating crayons. Somewhere he can tweet whatever comes into his addled head about the coaching staff and they won’t mind. They’ll just hope some of his waning stocks of stardust will dust off onto their ailing squad.

One quarter into his four-game loan period, and Surrey have been walloped and Pietersen has delivered more relative failure. It may be that Pietersen’s impact on the Surrey dressing room has been more like that of Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. A twittering iconoclast hacking off the older lags with his swaggering ways, and inciting the junior members to rebellion against tyrannical Nurse Adams and his numerous black bow-tied assistants. We can only hope that this temporary incarceration in the lower reaches of the county game doesn’t have a labotomising effect on his cricket.

If we see Chris Tremlett lobbing the Lucozade dispenser through the pavilion window then England may have reason to worry.

KP and Tremlett: Still Close From Their Hampshire Days


Written by harrisharrison

September 1, 2010 at 9:43 pm

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  1. There’s an air of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest about the Surrey members.


    September 1, 2010 at 10:11 pm

  2. Anyone want a spot bet on when KP scores his next century ?


    September 3, 2010 at 5:25 pm

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