Full Name

Ian Andrew Cockbain

Born

February 17, 1987, Liverpool, Lancashire

Age

35y 228d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Middle order Batter

RELATIONS

I Cockbain

(father)

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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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC579772684151*29.82623843.0251533615360
List A6859111633108*34.02184888.3621012531410
T2015814928386912331.972956130.88121334124750
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC573474411/231/2344.005.6147.0000
List A68------------
T20158------------
Recent Matches - Player
Photos
Ian Cockbain scored a half-century
Ian Cockbain top-scored for the Strikers with a 38-ball 65
Ian Cockbain makes room to cut during his half-century
Ian Cockbain made an unbeaten 84 off 35 balls
Ian Cockbain blazed 84 not out off 35 balls against Birmingham Bears
Ian Cockbain shares a laugh with Ian Harvey