— Ireland Women’s Cricket (@IrishWomensCric) September 11, 2021
After being spotted invading a cricket pitch and interrupting the match while showing off remarkable fielding skills, a dog has managed to garner all of the cricketing world’s attention. The incident took place during the penultimate match of the inaugural women’s All-Ireland T20 Cup, where a pet dog invaded the pitch before grabbing the ball and running away. The footage of the incident was shared on social media by the official handle of Ireland Women’s Cricket, which captioned the post saying, “Great fielding…by a small furry pitch invader!”
The match was being played between Civil Service North of Ireland Cricket Club and Bready Cricket Club, which won by 11 runs through the DLS method. Bready Cricket Club has now moved to the final, where it will play against Pembroke Cricket Club. Since being shared an hour ago, the video has received over 318,000 views on Twitter alone. Comments of affection and admiration for the ‘four-legged fielder’ swamped the comment section of the post. Some individuals even praised the pet dog for his outstanding fielding abilities.