John Cockett is confirmed dead at the age of 92.
John was best known as a English field hockey player.
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#EH Obituary: John Cockett Remembering the member of the team that won Olympic bronze in 1952
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John Cockett, Olympic medal winner at hockey in 1952, has died at age 92
British Field Hockey player John Cockett passed away at the age of 92. He represented his country at the 1952 Helsi…
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#GBRH Obituary: John Cockett Remembering the member of the team that won Olympic bronze in 1952
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It is with deep sadness that we report the death of John Cockett, a much-loved member of the Felsted community. Joh…
John Cockett
Personal information
Full nameJohn Ashley Cockett
Born(1927-12-23)23 December 1927
Broadstairs, Kent, England
DiedFebruary 2020 (aged 92)[1]
BattingRight-handed batsman
RoleBatsman
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1951-1953Cambridge University
Career statistics
CompetitionFirst-class
Matches8
Runs scored311
Batting average23.92
100s/50s1/2
Top score121
Balls bowled6
Wickets0
Bowling average-
5 wickets in innings-
10 wickets in match-
Best bowling-
Catches/stumpings3/0
John Ashley Cockett (23 December 1927 – February 2020) was an English sportsman who was an Olympic bronze medal winning field hockey player for England and Great Britain. He also played first-class and minor counties cricket.
Cockett was born in Broadstairs. He attended Cambridge University and won his Blues at both cricket and hockey. As a cricketer he was a middle-order batsman while his hockey was played as a half-back. He made seven first-class appearances for Cambridge University in 1951 and made a century against Sussex in Worthing to help set up a 137 run win. From 1949 to 1962, Cockett regularly played in the Minor Counties Cricket Championship for Buckinghamshire. On leaving Cambridge Cockett became a master at Felsted School, where he taught mathematics and coached cricket and hockey.
At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Cockett was a member of the Great Britain hockey team, which won the bronze medal by defeating Pakistan 2-1. He played his club hockey with Chelmsford Hockey Club. He narrowly missed out on another medal in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics when his side finished fourth after losing 3-1 to Germany.
Cockett's only other first-class match was in 1953, when he played with the Minor Counties cricket team against the touring Australians which included Alan Davidson, Ray Lindwall, Bill Johnston and Richie Benaud. Cockett scored no runs in either innings.
Olympic medal record
1952 Helsinki
Field hockey
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