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Full name Arthur Ernest Sydney Rippon
Born April 29, 1892, Kensington, London
Died April 13, 1966, Berrylands, Surbiton, Surrey (aged 73 years 349 days)
Major teams Somerset
Batting style Right-hand bat
Education Kings College, Taunton
Relation Twin brother - ADE Rippon
Arthur Ernest Sydney Rippon, who died on April 13, aged 73, played as an amateur for Somerset between 1914 and 1937. At his best a brilliant batsman, on a number of occasions he opened the innings for the county with his twin brother, A. D. E. Rippon. In all, Arthur Rippon hit 3,833 runs, including six centuries, for an average of 21.17 and he held 46 catches. One of his best innings was that at Portsmouth in 1928, when he scored 112 and he and A. Young (92) made 197 in less than two and a half hours for the first wicket. J. C. White taking six wickets for 35 in the Hampshire second innings, Somerset triumphed in an innings with 28 runs to spare.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
AES Rippon played for Somerset against Gloucestershire on June 9 and 10, 1919 under the pseudonym S Trimnell. It turned out that he was sick without leave from his job at the Inland Revenue.
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