Cricket Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

For many dog owners, sports are a great way to connect with their pets, especially those that use balls that are easy to throw, catch, and fetch, and cricket is no different. While it may not be America’s pastime, it certainly boats a fair following — it ranks second to only soccer worldwide — and possess numerous distinct terms and player names that owners can use to generate clever names. So if you’re looking to give your dog an apt, themed name that will likely be noticeable to other fans of the sport, giving your dog a cricket-themed name is a great way to go.

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Cricket Inspired Dog Name Considerations

There are certainly a lot of ways you can go when attempting to choose a cricket inspired name for your canine companion, as there is undoubtedly a lot to consider. Do you want to give them the name of a great player? Or just tie them to a cricket-based term that suits them? Take a close look at what most distinctly defines them such as their quirks and personality, as those are usually the two easiest places to start. 

Because there is so much ball movement in cricket, there are plenty of terms used to describe the way it is pitched, bounced, and connected with, many of which can also apply to the behavior of our excitable friends. For instance, if you have a dog that tends to bounce around a lot, you can always go simple with the name Bouncer, but Bumper, Flipper, Googly, and Lifter all work for similar reasons. If they’re good at catching balls, calling them Dolly, after a term used to describe an easy catch, would be perfectly suitable. If they are not particularly quick, Pudding, a term used to describe a slow pitch, would be great as well. 

Whatever direction you choose to go, don’t be afraid to sit back and observe them for a while to see what sticks out most to you. With any luck, you’ll end up with a great anecdote or attribute that will help give you some direction in finding the perfect cricket-inspired name.

Male Cricket Inspired Dog Names

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Blob
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Bouncer
A short-pitched ball that bounces up to the batsman's chest height
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Boundary
The perimeter of the cricket field
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Bumper
Another word for a bouncer, a short-pitched ball that bounces up to chest height
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Charge
An aggressive move a batsman makes on a bowler, especially a slow bowler, to gain an advantage
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Chucker
Another name for a bowler; similar to a pitcher in baseball
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Bowler
The player who bowls balls at the wickets and batsman
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Drifter
A type of delivery by an offspinner
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Grubber
A ball that hardly bounces at all
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Hawkeye
Tracking technology used in cricket
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Hoick
The same as a slog but used for on-side shots
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Kingpair
A slow game that starts with little or no scoring
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Kolpak
An EU ruling that flooded England with ineligible players not classified as "overseas" players
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Lifter
A pitch with heavy rising action
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Manhattan
A bar graph of runs scored per over that happen to look like the skyscrapers of Manhattan
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Mankad
A popular term mostly in indoor cricket where the bowler feigns a pitch, then runs out the non-batsman
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Minefield
A difficult field or batting track that is so torn up it's difficult to bowl or gauge pitches
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Nelson
An unlucky score of 111 after Lord Nelson's physical attributes; also mimic the wickets
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Pitch
A term used to describe the bounce of the ball
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Rock
A colloquial term for the ball
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Ruff
The area of the pitch that is battered and loosened up by bowlers in their run-ups
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Shooter
Same as a grubber; a ball that hardly bounces
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Slog
A term used to describe a shot not in the coaching book; unconventional shot
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Stonewall
To defend and protect the wickets at all cost
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Tailender
Batsman that come in the final positions of an innings who are not known for their batting skills
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Bradman
After Sir Don Bradman, well-known as the best cricketer of all time
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Garfield
After Garfield "Garry" Sobers, one of the greatest cricketers in history
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Botham
After Ian Botham, one of England's best all-around players in history
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Muttiah
After Muttiah Muralitharan, one of the games greatest offspinners and record holders
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Nurdle
When the batsman nudges the ball into gaps in the defense

Female Cricket Inspired Dog Names

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Ashes
Series played between England and Australia are said to be "for The Ashes"
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Beamer
A ball that does not bounce and instead flies into or past the batsman at head height
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Belter
A pitch that does no favors for the bowler, leaving an easy hit for the batsman
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Bosie
An Australian term now rarely used, means same as a googly
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Bunny
A player who cannot bat but is selected for other abilities
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Dolly
An easy catch
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Doosra
Similar to a pitcher's secondary pitch; an alternate delivery
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Duck
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Featherbed
An easy, batsman-friendly pitch with little life
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Flipper
A rarely-used delivery short-looking pitch
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Googly
A leg spinner's variation that turns away from a left-hander and into a right-hander
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Jaffa
A well-delivered and exceptionally difficult pitch for a batsman to connect with
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Lollipop
A pitch that is very easy to hit
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Maiden
An over where no runs are attributed to the bowler
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Paddle
A sweeping shot
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Pudding
A slow pitch that is difficult to score on quickly
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Rabbit
The same as a Bunny, a specialist that is not known for their batting skills
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Ripper
A type of pitch where the ball has significant spin
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Roller
A heavy device used to flatten the surface of the pitch
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Seam
Same as a baseball seam, the ridge of stitching that holds the cover on the ball
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Sundries
An Australian terms for extra overs
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Teapot
A gesture used by bowlers to describe their discontent with the play behind them or results of a play
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Tonk
A sound-like word used to describe a well-connected hit
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Yips
A mental condition where a player forgets the basics of the game and suffers on the field because of it
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Yorker
A full-pitch delivery that is purposely aimed at the batter's toes
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Sachin
After Sachin Tendulkar, the most accomplished batsman in cricket who owns numerous records
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Vivi
After Vivian Richard, extremely well-known for his explosive batting skills
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Kapil
After Kapil Dev, co-captain during India's first World Cup title
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Khan
After Imran Khan, one of the game's best bowlers who led Pakistan to a World Cup in 1992
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Lillee
After Dennis Lillee, known as one of the best bowlers of all-time

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