David James Pipe
December 16, 1977, Bradford, Yorkshire
Also Known As
Right hand Bat
Queensbury Upper School
James Pipe dreamed of being a county cricketer, and got his wish in 1998 when he signed for Worcestershire. He had to wait a long time to establish himself at New Road, but when Steven Rhodes finally retired in 2004 Pipe had his chance. He was unlucky that his promotion coincided with the emergence of the exceptionally talented Steven Davies, and Pipe, anticipating he would once more be playing second-fiddle, moved to Derbyshire for the 2006 season.
The move proved a good one as he was the only 'keeper on the staff and put in some impressive performances with the bat to go with his 50 dismissals in 14 matches. The most exhilarating was a 79-ball 84 to help defeat Somerset. He improved further in 2007, registering his first two hundreds for the county and finishing with an average of 36.06.
He is a hugely popular member of the squad, is constantly in the gym and is also working towards becoming a qualified phsysiotherapist.
Alan Curr November 2007
Batting & Fielding
List A Matches
|Derbyshire vs Glamorgan||16||--||0c/0s||27-Sep-2009||Derby||List A|
|Derbyshire vs Essex||21||--||3c/0s & 0c/0s||23-Sep-2009||Derby||FC|
|Derbyshire vs Middlesex||38*||--||1c/0s & 1c/0s||15-Sep-2009||Uxbridge||FC|
|Derbyshire vs Kent||--||0/5||2c/0s & 0c/0s||02-Sep-2009||Derby||FC|
|Derbyshire vs Northants||58 & 10||--||3c/0s & 3c/0s||19-Aug-2009||Chesterfield||FC|