David James Pipe
(born 16 December 1977 in Bradford
) is an English cricketer
, as a recognised wicket-keeper
Pipe made his first-class
debut for Worcestershire
against Oxford University
in May 1998
, recording two catches and a stumping. However, the presence of Steve Rhodes
in the side meant that his first-team opportunities were limited apart from a small number of games in 2000
when both played, Pipe appearing as a specialist batsman. He did, however, make eight dismissals in a single one-day innings against Hertfordshire
in 2001; this set up a county record.
Pipe had a longer run in the first XI when Rhodes was injured in the latter part of the 2003 season
, and against Hampshire
in early September made his first century, scoring an unbeaten 104. When Rhodes retired from playing at the end of the following season, Pipe became Worcestershire's first choice, taking 42 catches, but lost his place to Steven Davies
later in the summer.
He left for Derbyshire
for the 2006 season
, and did a good job in his first season at Derbyshire, averaging over 30 with the bat and taking 39 catches and 6 stumpings; he also scored three half-centuries, before suffering a serious injury which ended his season.
He completed a degree in Physiotherapy
at the University of Salford
in 2008. In 2009 it was announced that he... Read More