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Former Australian cricketer Barry Jarman dies at the age of 84

The celebrated Australian cricketer dies at the age of 84

  • Former Australian cricketer Barry Jarman died at the age of 84
  • He made his debut for South Australia and played 19 tests between 1959 and ’69
  • Jarman was one of five Australian wicket-keepers to lead his country in a test
  • By the time he retired, he had fired 560 from 191 first-class matches

Former Australian cricketer Barry Jarman passed away at the age of 84.

The South Australian identity made its debut for the state in 1955 as a wicket-keeper and played 19 tests between 1959 and 1969.

He was just one of five Australian wicket-keepers to lead his country in a test after captaining the 1968 Ashes Tour.

Former Australian cricketer Barry Jarman passed away at the age of 84

Former Australian cricketer Barry Jarman passed away at the age of 84

The South Australian identity made its debut for the state in 1955 as a wicket-keeper and played 19 tests between 1959 and 1969

The South Australian identity made its debut for the state in 1955 as a wicket-keeper and played 19 tests between 1959 and 1969

The South Australian identity made its debut for the state in 1955 as a wicket-keeper and played 19 tests between 1959 and 1969

By the time he hung up his leg guards, he was considered one of the best players of his time.

Bert Oldfield and Wally Grout were the only cricket identities to report Jarmans 560 layoffs at the time.

He also received the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1997 for his service in the sport.

‘I remember [SA captain] Les Favell said to me “son, you may be vice captain of Australia and you may be vice captain of South Australia, but if I need advice I go to Jarmo, not you,” Ian Chappell said.

former test bowler Eric Freeman noted that Jarman was just as popular with the crowds as it was with his teammates on a tour.

“If you have 17 players in a tour group, you can sometimes have small divisions where different states try to stick together.”

“But Barry was the one where we went in groups when we went for a drink, not just one or two guys.”

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By the time he hung up his leg guards, he was considered one of the best players of his time

By the time he hung up his leg guards, he was considered one of the best players of his time

By the time he hung up his leg guards, he was considered one of the best players of his time

He also received the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1997 for his service in the sport

He also received the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1997 for his service in the sport

He also received the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1997 for his service in the sport

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