Former Australia Test Captain Barry Jarman Died Due To A Prolonged Illness:
Former Australia Test captain Barry Jarman has died with an illness at the age of 84. Between 1959 and 1969, the stocky wicketkeeper played 19 country test matches and was a major player on the side of South Australia, for whom he played most of his 191 first-class appearances over 13 seasons.
During the 1959 tour of India, Jarman made his Test debut at Kanpur. Nonetheless, his appearances on Australia’s white flannels were intermittent despite Queensland stumper Wally Grout ‘s preference for selectors. Jarman, however, rode frequently as Grout’s understudy and was an effective dressing room voice.
Jarman became a regular at the side in the 1967-68 season. He was also called captain for the Headingley Test in the winter. Ashes tour of England after Bill Lawry missed out because of injury. By the way, for usual England captain Colin Cowdrey Tom Graveney too stepped in as skipper.
Jarman played his 19th and last Test game against West Indies on his home ground in Adelaide before calling time on his international career, coinciding with the appearance of the prodigious Rod Marsh. He would then go on as a match referee to join
the ICC and oversee 25 Tests and 28 ODIs until 2001. Jarman called on England and West Indies to abandon the 1998 Jamaica Test due to dangerous pitch. He also officiated in the South Africa-England Centurion Test, which saw two claims at 0 for 0 with Hansie Cronje later stating that he was pressured by bookies to get a result from a game that was hampered by rain. Nevertheless, Jarman said that he was not aware of any devious undertones of that game.