Made his Warwickshire debut back in 1989, earning his county cap three years later, and represented England A on tours to India in 1994-95 and to Pakistan in 1995-96.
Piper was named London Young Cricketer of the Year in 1989 and one of his greatest memories is being at the crease when Brian Lara reached 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham in 1994.
He himself made an unbeaten 116 in that game, his highest first class score to date.
In 2003 he took six catches against Leicestershire at Edgbaston in the NCL, equalling the record for the one-day league. He also took his 500th first class catch that same season.
Was restricted to appearing in only one-day cricket in 2004 and announced his retirement from playing in 2005.