Barry Jarman      

Full name Barrington Noel Jarman

Born February 17, 1936, Hindmarsh, Adelaide, South Australia

Died July 17, 2020, Adelaide, South Australia (aged 84 years 151 days)

Major teams Australia, South Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Referee

Barrington Noel Jarman
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 30 3 400 78 14.81 0 2 40 2 50 4
First-class 191 284 37 5615 196 22.73 5 26 431 129
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 191 98 3 1/17 32.66 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Kanpur, Dec 19-24, 1959 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Jan 24-29, 1969 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1955/56 - 1968/69
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut New Zealand v West Indies at Wellington, Feb 10-13, 1995 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Bangladesh at Wellington, Dec 26-29, 2001 scorecard
Test matches 25
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v India at Napier, Feb 16, 1995 scorecard
Last ODI India v Zimbabwe at Rajkot, Dec 14, 2000 scorecard
ODI matches 28
ODI statistics

When Gil Langley retired as Australia's wicketkeeper after the 1956-57 tour of India, the smart money was on his burly South Australian colleague Barry Jarman picking up the gauntlets. Of the two uncapped keepers chosen for the South African tour a year later, Jarman was 21 and Wally Grout 30. Jarman was the better batsman, too: a few years on he would hammer 196 against New South Wales. But Grout sneaked in with 95 in the last match before the first Test at Johannesburg, took a record-equalling six catches in the second innings of his debut, and kept his place for the next eight years. Jarman had to be content with the deputy's role on several tours, and picked up a few caps when Grout was injured, most notably when a kicker from his Queensland team-mate Wes Hall broke Grout's jaw and cost him three Ashes Tests. By the time Jarman took over permanently, his chunky frame was beginning to slow him down, and his once-satin glovework was looking more man-made. Vice-captain in England in 1968, Jarman led Australia in the fourth Test at Headingley, when Bill Lawry was injured. By the time his career ended he had made 560 dismissals, a tally surpassed only by Grout and Bert Oldfield at that time. Jarman was later an imposing sight as one of the first international match referees.
Steven Lynch

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Jan 29, 1998

Match referee Barry Jarman explains the decision to the media shortly after the abandonment of the Test, West Indies v England, 1st Test, Jamaica, January 29, 1998

Match referee Barry Jarman explains the decision to the media

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Aug 30, 1980

Former and current captains of England and Australia line up. From left:  Bob Wyatt, Lindsay Hassett, Gubby Allen, Cyril Walters, Arthur Morris, Norman Yardley, Freddie Brown, Richie Benaud, Len Hutton, Neil Harvey, Peter May, Bob Simpson, Bill Lawry, Ted Dexter, Mike Smith, Barry Jarman, Tom Graveney, Ian Chappell, Graham Yallop, Greg Chappell and Ian Botham, England v Australia, Centenary Test, Lord's, 3rd day, August 30,  1980

Former and current captains of England and Australia line up on the field during day three of the Centenary Test

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Aug 17, 1968

Barry Jarman

Barry Jarman



Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1997 "For service to

sport as a cricket player, coach and international cricket referee, and to

horseracing in SA".