Stella Owens

Born on 26th May 1966 in Dublin, former ODI player for Ireland, Stella Anne Owens was a hard hitting right-hand batter and right-arm fast bowler.

Stella made her ODI debut against Australia in Dublin on 1st July 1987 in the second ODI of a three match series. She took no wickets against a star studded batting line-up and made 10 runs batting at number five. Captain of Ireland was Mary-Pat Moore who herself made her debut in match one of the series, as did future skipper, Miriam Grealey.

Over her career Stella would play 24 ODIs and it is suggested that the wears and tears of fast bowling caused her to retire earlier than she might have. She played in two World Cups, the first in 1988 in Australia where Ireland lost a third place play-off against New Zealand, and then in 1993 in England.

Over her career Stella took 7 wickets with a best of 3-31 against the Netherlands at Melbourne in the 1988 World Cup. With the bat she scored 479 runs at 20.82 with three fifties and a best of 84 not out against the Netherlands at Nottingham in 1990. In that match, captained by her sister Elizabeth Owens, she shared a partnership with Miriam Grealey (42) of 85 runs.