Dog Steals The Ball — And The Show — During A Cricket Match In Ireland The match was underway when a dog named Dazzle ran onto the field and snatched the ball. Dazzle's owner tried to chase the pup who found its way to one of the players for some snuggles.

Dog Steals The Ball — And The Show — During A Cricket Match In Ireland

Dog Steals The Ball — And The Show — During A Cricket Match In Ireland

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1036867552/1036867553" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The match was underway when a dog named Dazzle ran onto the field and snatched the ball. Dazzle's owner tried to chase the pup who found its way to one of the players for some snuggles.

A MARTINEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martinez. A cricket match in Ireland was underway when...

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

UNIDENTIFIED SPORTS ANNOUNCER: Oh. Oh - oh, the dog has the ball.

MARTINEZ: ...A dog named Dazzle ran onto the field and snatched the ball. Dazzle's owner tried to chase the pup, who found its way to one of the players for some snuggles.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

UNIDENTIFIED SPORTS ANNOUNCER: Oh, there we go. I think we'll retrieve the ball. It may need a clean.

MARTINEZ: The International Cricket Council declared Dazzle the honorary player of the month. It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2021 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.