Who is Barry Jarman?
Born in Hindmarsh South Australia, the stockily-built Jarman made his South Australian district cricket debut as a 14 year old wicketkeeper, and debuted for West Torrens Football Club Colts in the South Australian National Football League junior competition three years later.
A leg fracture curtailed Jarman's football career and he turned to umpiring while concentrating on cricket. He made his first-class cricket debut on 16 December 1955 for South Australia against New South Wales at the Adelaide Oval, scoring 14 and nine and taking three catches.
Fourteen months and seven first-class matches later he was selected in the Australian team touring New Zealand, where he played in the unofficial Test series. Jarman was then selected as one of two wicket keepers for the tour of South Africa in 1957/58 but was overlooked in favour of Wally Grout, who then became Australia's first choice wicket keeper.
Jarman eventually made his Test debut, in the absence of an injured Grout, against India at Green Park Stadium in December 1959, making one and zero and taking two catches. Grout then recovered and Jarman again became reserve keeper, touring England in 1961 without playing a Test.
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- Feb 17, 1936
on July 23, 2013
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