Nick Pocock

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Nick Pocock
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Edward Julian Pocock
Born (1951-12-15) 15 December 1951 (age 65)
Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Left-arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1976 – 1984 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition F-c LA
Matches 127 105
Runs scored 3790 1346
Batting average 23.10 21.36
100s/50s 2/18 –/3
Top score 164 73*
Balls bowled 554 18
Wickets 4
Bowling average 99.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/4
Catches/stumpings 124/– –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 30 August 2009

Nicholas Edward Julian Pocock (born 15 December 1951 in Maracaibo) is a Venezuelan-born cricketer who played for Hampshire County Cricket Club. Pocock was a right-handed batsman who bowled left-arm medium pace.

Pocock made his Hampshire debut during the 1976 County Championship season. From 1980 to 1984 Pocock captained Hampshire. Pocock retired from first-class cricket at the end of the 1984 County Championship season, after eight years with the club, four of which were as captain.

Following a successful career in county cricket, Pocock qualified as an ACII and worked for HSBC Insurance Brokers for over 10 years. In 1992, he helped set up Sporting Index where he was employed as Marketing Director. He is currently Vice Chairman of Hedgehog Risk Solutions, who specialise in providing bespoke insurance and financing solutions for corporations with sports related exposure.

Nick is currently on the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Committee.


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob Stephenson
Hampshire cricket captain
1980–1984
Succeeded by
Mark Nicholas