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Full name Ian Andrew Cockbain
Born February 17, 1987, Liverpool, Lancashire
Current age 27 years 162 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||Gloucestershire v Worcestershire at Cheltenham, Jul 21-23, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Gloucestershire v Glamorgan at Bristol, Apr 24, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire at Cheltenham, Jul 27, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Gloucestershire v Hampshire at Gloucester, Jun 10, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Glamorgan v Gloucestershire at Cardiff, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3||Gloucs||v Northants||Cheltenham||27 Jul 2014||LA|
|8||Gloucs||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||25 Jul 2014||T20|
|25, 15||Gloucs||v Worcs||Cheltenham||21 Jul 2014||FC|
|27||Gloucs||v Essex||Cheltenham||20 Jul 2014||T20|
|18||Gloucs||v Surrey||Cheltenham||18 Jul 2014||T20|
|5, 1||Gloucs||v Derbyshire||Cheltenham||14 Jul 2014||FC|
|29||Gloucs||v Somerset||Taunton||11 Jul 2014||T20|
|61||Gloucs||v Hampshire||Southampton||7 Jul 2014||FC|
|52||Gloucs||v Sussex||Bristol||4 Jul 2014||T20|
|6, 43||Gloucs||v Essex||Chelmsford||29 Jun 2014||FC|
Liverpool-born Ian Cockbain has proven himself as a handy middle-order batsman but failed to hold down a place in the Gloucestershire Championship side in 2013 despite a handy return in difficult conditions in the preceding season but he was a regular in one-day cricket.
Cockbain first picked up the game at Bootle cricket club, 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 three seasons as an MCC Young Cricketer and was also called upon to perform 12th man duties during the 2009 Lord's Test. He accumulated 749 runs in the second XI Championship in 2010 at an average of 44.20 and scored more than 700 runs in the second XI Trophy.
Pleased with his progress, Gloucestershire signed him on a three-year professional contract in December 2010. He grew into a useful middle order player, earning a regular first-team place in 2011 and scored his maiden first-class century, 127, against Middlesex at Uxbridge. He also made his mark in short-format cricket that season; in his second appearance in the Friends Life t20 competition smashed a superb 78 off 46 balls, with five sixes and six fours, to help Gloucestershire to a 46-run win over Surrey at Gloucester.
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