Alfred Ernest Dipper (9 November 1885, Apperley, Gloucestershire, England – 7 November 1945, Lambeth, London, England) was a cricketer who played for Gloucestershire and once for England. Dipper made his first class debut in 1908 when called into the Gloucestershire side which was a man short for the match against Kent at Tonbridge. He batted at number nine and top scored, but failed to keep a regular place in the team. He re-emerged as an opening batsman in 1911 and was then a regular in the team until 1932, when he retired. A defensive batsman in what was, until the arrival of Walter Hammond in the mid 1920s, usually a weak batting line-up, Dipper exceeded 1,000 runs in a season 15 times and went on to 2,000 five times. His full aggregate of 28,075 runs puts him 73rd on the all-time list of run-getters and he made 53 centuries. Dipper played in just one Test match for England,
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