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Keith Piper      

Full name Keith John Piper

Born December 18, 1969, Leicester

Current age 44 years 224 days

Major teams Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Keith John Piper
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 200 275 44 4618 116* 19.99 2 14 504 36
List A 237 127 59 970 38* 14.26 0 0 251 53
Twenty20 6 2 2 1 1* - 1 100.00 0 0 0 0 3 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 200 34 60 1 1/57 60.00 10.58 34.0 0 0
List A 237 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 1989
Last First-class Warwickshire v Glamorgan at Birmingham, Apr 13-16, 2005 scorecard
List A debut 1989
Last List A Warwickshire v Somerset at Birmingham, Apr 17, 2005 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Northamptonshire at Birmingham, Jul 12, 2004 scorecard
Profile

A natural gloveman with an eye for the spectacular, Keith Piper was a Warwickshire stalwart for 16 years, a period that included the club's mighty achievements in the early 1990s, when they won the County Championship title in 1994 and an unprecedented treble the following season. He went on two England A tours, but in an era dominated by Alec Stewart and Jack Russell, senior international cricket eluded Piper, although in truth his batting, with an average in the high-teens, was never really up to the modern-day standards. His off-the-field life was rather too hedonistic as well. After serving a drugs ban in 1997, he tested positive for cannabis in the opening round of matches in 2005, after returning to the game following an 18-month injury hiatus. He retired at the end of the season and became Warwickshire's Second XI coach before taking voluntary redundancy at the end of 2008.
Andrew Miller December 2008

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Aug 4, 2004

Keith Piper

Keith Piper

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May 9, 2004

Keith Piper portrait, 2004

Keith Piper portrait

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Jun 22, 2002

Dougie Brown gets a hug from keeper Keith Piper after he has caught out Ronnie Irani, Essex v Warwickshire, B and H Cup Final, Lord's, 22 June 2002

Dougie Brown gets a hug from keeper Keith Piper after he has caught out Ronnie Irani

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