Alfred Dipper      

Full name Alfred Ernest Dipper

Born November 9, 1885, Apperley, Gloucestershrie

Died November 7, 1945, Lambeth, London (aged 59 years 363 days)

Major teams England, Gloucestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Umpire

Alfred Ernest Dipper
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 51 40 25.50 0 0 3 0 0 0
First-class 481 865 69 28075 252* 35.27 53 147 210 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 481 8882 4903 161 7/46 30.45 3.31 55.1 5 1
Career statistics
Only Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 11-14, 1921 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1908 - 1932

Alfred Ernest Dipper, died at St. Thomas's Hospital, London, on November 7, within two days of his 58th birthday. He played for Gloucestershire from 1908 to 1932, and on retiring became a first-class umpire. Seldom can chance have entered more into a professional's county baptism than was the case with Dipper. A man short for the match at Tonbridge against Kent in June, Gloucestershire requested a local club to fill the vacancy and, in reply, came Dipper of Tewkesbury. Making 30 not out, highest score for the side when going in last but two, Dipper got eight in a more disastrous second-innings collapse. Then a steady 19 checked a breakdown against Somerset and helped in a victory by six wickets. When promoted in the batting order he fared disastrously several times and could not keep his place in the side, then captained by G. L. Jessop, but from 1911 he regularly registered a four-figure aggregate and became a very dependable opening batsman of the stolid type. Five times he exceeded 2,000 and passed the thousand in ten other seasons; in 1928 in his 41st year he excelled with 2,365 runs at an average of 55. His full record in first-class cricket was 28,075 runs with an average of 35.22, and highest innings 252 not out against Glamorgan in a total of 481 for nine wickets declared at Cheltenham in 1923. On eleven occasions he carried his bat through an innings and, of 53 scores of three figurers each, two 117 and 103--were made against Sussex at Horsham in 1922. In each innings against Somerset at Bristol in 1913 his opening stand with C. S. Barnett exceeded a hundred, but his most noteworthy partnership occurred against Lancashire in 1925 when he and W. R. Hammond put on 330 for the third wicket, a record for the Old Trafford ground.

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