We are so devastated and saddened to share the upsetting news today about our lifelong member Ian Cockbain Snr aka Coey
Our hearts and thoughts are with his mum Eve, his wife Lucy, Children: Ian, Charley, Jackson, Eleanor and grandson Leo and also Ian and Charley’s mum Gail and Uncle Dougie and Sisters Di and Ange along with all his family, friends and cricket mates as we all come to the tragic realisation of this news.
Coey was a larger than life character who was born into Bootle cricket club in April 1958 and made his debut for Bootle in 1972 age 14 vs Birkenhead Park, He became a regular member of the team in 1974 Scoring his 1st hundred against Oxton 146 not out in 1976. He then played for Lancashire in 47 first class matches scoring 1473 runs his highest score being 98 against Warickshire at S & B, during this time he only played a few matches a season for Bootle. In 1984 Ian left Lancashire and returned to play for Bootle as captain in 1986. He scored 18,364 runs at an average of 38.49 for Bootle including 1000 runs in a season 4 times, scored 19 hundreds in the Liverpool & District Competition alone and more in the knockouts. As a bowler Coey took 600 wickets at aver of 15.58
During Coey’s time as Captain Bootle won the Liverpool Competition 10 times, Lancashire Knockout 5 times, Competition Knockout 14 times, Premier League Knockout 3 times and the Liverpool Echo Knockout T20 8 times and played alongside his eldest Son Ian aka Mini on numberous matches before playing his last competitive game for Bootle in 2008 age 50 and moved to play for Formby to play alongside his youngest son Jackson.
Many of us also remember Coey captian cheshire in the Minor Counties 1994 – 2001 aswell as Captain the Minor Counties Rep Side 1993-1997. Very many happy times have been had with Ian throughout his life within our cricket community both on and off the pitch and he will forever hold and remain in a special place in all our hearts.
Rest in Peace Coey
Arrangement details will be updated in due course.