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Barry Jarman
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Barry Jarman

Australia
Barry Jarman

INTL CAREER: 1959 - 2001

Full Name

Barrington Noel Jarman

Born

February 17, 1936, Hindmarsh, Adelaide, South Australia

Died

July 17, 2020, Adelaide, South Australia, (aged 84y 152d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Other

Referee

TEAMS

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.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test193034007814.8102402504
FC19128437561519622.73526431129
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test19------------
FC1919831/1732.6600
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
Test2626
ODI2828
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Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Referee
FC Matches
Span
1955/56 - 1968/69

Photos


Match referee Barry Jarman explains the decision to the media
Former and current captains of England and Australia line up on the field during day three of the Centenary Test
Barry Jarman
Barry Jarman in action against Somerset on the 1968 Ashes tour
Barry Jarman
Barry Jarman: portrait