A top-order batsman of considerable ability who is very strong on the leg side.
A Gloucestershire veteran, Hancock joined the club in 1991 and has been a regular member of the side for several years.
His medium pacers lend a second string to his bow and they have been particularly effective when used.
Hancock is also an excellent fielder in the outfield and can be relied upon to give his vocal support to the rest of his team.
He was appointed as Gloucestershire's vice-captain in 2000, a role which he held until 2002.
He only played five first class matches in 2005, as he saw Gloucestershire relegated into Division Two.