Arthur Ernest Sydney Rippon
April 29, 1892, Kensington, London
April 13, 1966, Berrylands, Surbiton, Surrey, (aged 73y 349d)
Right hand Bat
Kings College, Taunton
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
Batting & Fielding