Full name Ian Andrew Cockbain
Born February 17, 1987, Liverpool, Lancashire
Current age 30 years 161 days
Major teams Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Lancashire 2nd XI, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relation Father - I Cockbain
|First-class debut||Gloucestershire v Derbyshire at Bristol, Apr 8-11, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Kent v Gloucestershire at Canterbury, May 8-11, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Gloucestershire v Glamorgan at Bristol, Apr 24, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sussex v Gloucestershire at Eastbourne, May 14, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Gloucestershire v Hampshire at Gloucester, Jun 10, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Gloucestershire v Glamorgan at Bristol, Jul 25, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|25||Gloucs||v Glamorgan||Bristol||25 Jul 2017||T20|
|40||Gloucs||v Kent||Canterbury||18 Jul 2017||T20|
|-||Gloucs||v Sussex||Cheltenham||16 Jul 2017||T20|
|31||Gloucs||v Kent||Cheltenham||13 Jul 2017||T20|
|20||Gloucs||v Middlesex||Cheltenham||7 Jul 2017||T20|
|53||Glouc 2nd XI||v Sussx 2nd XI||Woodman Cote||27 Jun 2017||Other|
|12||Glouc 2nd XI||v Sussx 2nd XI||Fulking||26 Jun 2017||Other T20|
|9||Glouc 2nd XI||v Sussx 2nd XI||Fulking||26 Jun 2017||Other T20|
|77||Glouc 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Billericay||6 Jun 2017||Other|
|4||Glouc 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Chelmsford||5 Jun 2017||Other T20|
Liverpool-born Ian Cockbain has proven himself as a handy middle-order batsman for Gloucestershire in all forms of the game since joining the club in December 2010. Although seen as more of a one-day player, John Bracewell, the coach who supervised his early development, spoke of his potential as captain if he could nail down a place in all three XIs. That honour came when he replaced Geriant Jones, who announced his retirement midway through the 2015 season, only for Cockbain immediately to fracture a wrist fending off a beamer in the nets, leaving Jones to undertake a change of heart in one-day cricket before he had even unpacked his kit bag.
Cockbain arrived in Bristol following three years as an MCC Young Cricketer. He secured a maiden first-class century, 127 against Middlesex at Uxbridge in 2011 and a match-winning 78 off 46 balls in just his second T20. But a year later he was out of the Championship side and only appearing in one-day cricket - where he made modest runs. 2014 brought three T20 half-centuries, a match-winning 98 not out in a 50-over victory at Worcester and a larger role in the four-day side - he played nine matches and made an unbeaten 151 - his third first-class ton - to secure a miraculous draw against Surrey at Bristol
Cockbain first picked up the game at Bootle CC, where his father, also called Ian, spent several seasons as captain after calling time on his first-class career after 47 games for Lancashire. Cockbain junior played second XI cricket for Lancashire before his time with MCC.
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