|Full name||Michael James Rippon|
14 September 1991 |
Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
|Bowling||Slow left-arm chinaman|
|ODI debut (cap 58)||7 July 2013 v Ireland|
|Last ODI||28 January 2014 v Canada|
|T20I debut (cap 27)||19 April 2013 v Namibia|
|Last T20I||18 January 2017 v Hong Kong|
|Domestic team information|
|2012–2013||Sussex (squad no. 14)|
Source: CricketArchive, 8 October 2017
Early career in South Africa
Educated at Rondebosch Boys' High School, Rippon made his Twenty20 debut for Cape Cobras against the Knights in the 2010–11 Standard Bank Pro20. He made five further appearances for the Cobras in that competition, with his final appearance coming in the final of the competition against the Warriors. In his six appearances in the competition, Rippon took 4 wickets at an average of 31.75, with best figures of 2/28. It was in that same season that he made his debut for Western Province in a List A match against Boland.
The following season, Rippon made his first-class debut for Western Province against KwaZulu-Natal Inland at the City Oval, Pietermaritzburg, in the CSA Provincial Three-Day Competition. He made two further first-class appearances during the competition, against Boland and Easterns. He scored 40 runs in his three first-class matches, and took 6 wickets at an average of 45.33, with best figures of 3/34. He also made four Twenty20 appearances for Western Province in the 2011–12 CSA Provincial T20, taking 6 wickets at an average of 18.16, with best figures of 3/24.
Move to England
Rippon signed for English county side Sussex for the 2012 season, signing a contract which keeps him there until the end of the 2013 season. Having spent much of the 2012 season playing for the Sussex Second XI, he made his senior debut for the county in the 2012 Friends Life t20 against Kent at the County Ground, Hove. He took figures of 4/23 on debut to help Sussex to an 83 run victory. He has since made two further appearances in the competition, against Surrey at The Oval, and Hampshire at the Rose Bowl. Rippon has suggested he may want to qualify for England.
One-Day International cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Canada||Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui||28 January 2014||10–1–37–4 ; DNB||Netherlands won by 8 wickets.|
Twenty 20 International cricket
Man of the Match Awards
|1||Desert T20 Challenge||15 January 2017||Oman||4–0–15–1 ; 40 (38 balls: 3×4)||Netherlands won by 5 wickets.|
- "Twenty20 Matches played by Michael Rippon". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "Twenty20 Bowling For Each Team by Michael Rippon". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "List A Matches played by Michael Rippon". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "First-Class Matches played by Michael Rippon". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Michael Rippon". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "First-class Bowling For Each Team by Michael Rippon". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "Michael signs on for Sussex". Sussex County Cricket Club. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "Sussex debutant Michael Rippon takes four wickets to beat Kent". BBC Sport. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, 2014 – 7th place play-off".
- "Desert T20 Challenge, 3rd Match, Group B: Netherlands v Oman at Abu Dhabi, Jan 15, 2017".