Born in Lincoln on 26 April 1977, David John Pipes is a right-hand batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler. He started playing at Collingham CC at the age of 11 and captained the Notts Under-16 side. Educated at the Lilley and Stone School in Newark, he made his first team debut for Collingham in 1992 and, up to the end of 2019 season, has played 391 League matches, scored 10,770 runs @39.16 and taken 612 wickets @18.93.
He is currently the fourth youngest player, 17yrs and just 2 days, to appear for Notts in First-Class cricket; on debut versus Oxford University on 28, 29 and 30 April 1994, he was bowled playing no shot for 1 in the first innings and added an unbroken 41 for the seventh wicket with Jimmy Adams in the second innings, scoring 11 not out before skipper Tim Robinson declared. His bowling figures over the two innings were 8-3-19-0. Later that season he appeared in two Bain-Clarkson 55-over games for Notts Seconds.
Between 2000 and 2003, Pipes played for Lincolnshire, playing five List-A games in the Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy in the first three of those seasons. He scored 14 @7.00 and took three wickets @57.66 in these games which included contests versus Glamorgan and Lancashire. He appeared in 23 Minor County Championship games and scored 254 runs @19.53 and took 64 wickets @24.82. His best bowling figures were 6-51 (10-82 in the match) against Bedfordshire at Grantham in 2001. In addition, he played ten Minor County 50-Over Trophy games.
He currently lives in Rainworth and works for the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 527