Rippon was a right-handed batsman who played as a wicket-keeper. Rippon was during his time with Glamorgan, very much the understudy to Haydn Davies. He was born at Swansea, Glamorgan.
Rippon made his first-class debut for Glamorgan in 1947 against Warwickshire.
He played two further first-class matches: In 1947 against Northamptonshire and in 1948 against Somerset. In his 3 first-class matches, he scored 45 runs at a batting average of 22.50, with a high score of 30.
Behind the stumps he made 3 stumpings.