Australian Cricket legend Barry Jarman passes away at 84
Australian legendary cricketer and International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee Barry Jarman (84) passed away due to age related ailments on Saturday. The news was confirmed by the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA).
The SACA President Andrew Sinclair said, “Barry was one of the 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. He lived his life to the full and was not afraid to share his opinion; you were never left in any doubt as to his view. He was a delight to be around.”
Cricket Australia condoling his demise tweeted,
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Barry Jarman, 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.”
Barry was honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to sport in South Australia in 1997. In fact, the main grandstand at the Woodville Oval in Adelaide is named after him.
The 33rd Test Captain and Former Wicketkeeper, Jarman, made his test debut in 1959 and represented Australia in 19 Test matches between till 1969. He went on to score two half-centuries and scored 400 runs at an average of 14.81 and is one of the only five wicketkeepers to have captained Australisa’s mens’ Test team apart from Jack Blackham, Billy Murdoch, Adam Gilchrist and Tim Paine. He made 191 first-class appearances for Australia during his cricketing-career including his international debut in Kanpur, India.
He made his final international appearance for Australia in 1969 in Adelaide. As a match referee, he officiated 25 Tests and 28 One Day Internationals before retiring in 2001.