Cricket Leinster is delighted to announce that the winner of the Howard Cup for leading all-rounder in the Sprint Coatings Women’s Competitions for 2020 is Rebecca Stokell of Merrion CC.
The all-rounder award is determined on a points system, where each run is worth 1 point, and each wicket is worth ten points.
In what was an extremely fruitful year with the bat for Stokell, she also took up a far more active role with the ball this season trebling her career total in the space of just 6 games.
Stokell’s excellent aggregate of 267 runs along with her wickets, gave her a formidable total of 327 points for the season, an average of 54.50 points per game. This put her just ahead of Rebecca Gough (321) of Rush in terms of total points, and well ahead of Gaby Lewis (47.33) of YMCA in terms of average.
The highlight of Stokell’s season from an all-rounder’s point of view was the game against YMCA where having made a brilliant 64 to help her side to 158/2 from their 20 overs, she then took 3/14 from 2.5 overs as her side ran away with a 62 run win.
Other players to break the 40-points-per-game mark were Irish captain Laura Delany of Leinster and Amy Hunter of Malahide. Ultimately however, no player aside from Stokell broke the 50 points-per-game average.
Stokell’s success means that the Award is staying with Merrion after Rachel Delaney previously won it in 2019.
Congratulations to Rebecca from all at Cricket Leinster on winning the Howard Cup for the 2020