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We are truly devastated to announce the sudden passing this morning of Ian Cockbain

We are truly devastated to announce the sudden passing this morning, Friday 2nd September, of Ian Cockbain.

Tributes are pouring in for this true Formby gent. We do not know any more details at this time.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

Formby Cricket Club said: “We are truly devastated to announce to sudden passing this morning of Ian Cockbain. The clubs thoughts are with Lucy, Ian jnr, Charley, Jackson & Eleanor. A true legend of the the game.”


Gaynor Pickard:

I was so shocked and saddened to hear that Ian had passed suddenly, so many things in life happen, which just do not make sense. Ian was a great person with time for everyone, the life and soul, such a great energy and special person taken far too soon. I just wish I had the right words for Lucy and their children, I feel absolutely numb for them, but I will keep them in my thoughts and hold them in my heart at this time and always, along with their close family, many dear friends and close community.

I hope that they find some peace at this very difficult time of their lives.

With deepest sympathy, Gaynor Pickard Xxx














The tributes go on and on and on. He was so well thought of and loved by many. There are also more tributes on the tributes.

To view all these tributes, please visit the original post on

RIP Ian Cockbain you truly were an inspiration to many and loved by everyone.

Our deepest condolences to all Ian’s family and friends. love Formby Bubble

If you would like a tribute adding to this list, please email



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