Former Australian Test Cricketer Barry Jarman dies aged 84

Barry Jarman

Former Australian Test Cricketer and ex ICC match referee, Barry Jarman died at the age of 84. The news was confirmed by the South Australian Cricketer Association on Saturday. However, they didn’t disclose more details about his death.

Jarman made his Test debut for Australia in 1959 and played 19 Test matches and scored 400 runs with two half-centuries at a batting average of 14.81.

Jarman captained Australia in one Test in the 1968 Ashes tour of England following Bill Lawry’s injury. 

Barry was one of South Australia’s internationally known names. He was a great competitor and gentleman, who appreciated the way the game should be played and always had a terrific sense of humour,” South Australian Cricket Association president Andrew Sinclair said

He excelled consistently for South Australia and finished his first-class career with 560 dismissals as a wicketkeeper.

Post his retirement, he ran a sports store in Adelaide. In the Year 1995, he got a call from ICC where the committee appointed him as a match referee to officiate in international matches.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Barry Jarman (right), the 33rd captain of the Australian Men’s Test team, aged 84. We pass our deepest sympathies to his wife Gaynor and children Kristen, Gavin, Jason and Erin.” Cricket Australia Tweeted.

From the 191 first-class matches that he played, Jarman had 560 dismissals to his name – a tally only Wally Grout and Bert Oldfield bettered at the time – before serving cricket in various roles, including ICC match referee”.