Aoife Fisher, a member of Ireland’s U-19 cricket team, talks about the time her dog, Dazzle, stopped a game and became a social media sensation. Dazzle runs onto the field during a women’s Clear Currency All Ireland T20 Cup semifinal in 2021 and plays fetch with the ball.
In a video posted by ICC, Fisher recalls the incident, “I was batting, and we were struggling, at 46 for 6. My brothers were watching the game, and they let her go. She came over to me and gave me the ball. She still fetches us the ball in the garden. People still come up to me and say, ‘you’re the girl with the famous dog,’ which is amazing.
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The video shows Dazzle running onto the cricket field where her owner, Aoife Fisher, was batting. She grabs the ball and runs off with it as players from both teams chase after her, only to pause and drop the ball at Aoife Fisher’s feet. Fisher,16, plays for Civil Service Northern Ireland and was playing against the host team Bready.
“I was batting and, out of the corner of my eye, I saw Dazzle lying down on the ground.” She said
“As the ball went near her, she suddenly ran onto the pitch and caught it, she was so fast! She did a couple of twirls and then I could see her looking for me, so I went down onto my knees and called her.”