Jarman was a monumental figure not just in South Australian cricket but South Australia, playing in 19 Test matches and one as captain during the 1968 Ashes series in England.
The burly wicketkeeper played in 13 seasons for South Australia, and he sits third in the all-time dismissals list with 250, including an impressive 58 stumpings.
His enviable record was surpassed by Tim Nielsen in the 1998/99 Sheffield Shield season, some 30 years after he retired.
Jarman has a total of 560 dismissals, including 129 stumpings from the 191 first-class matches that he played, yet he spent much of his international career behind Wally Grout in the Australian pecking order.
Jarman was the one who affectionately gave the nickname to Barry ‘Nugget’ Rees, when a young Rees began to sweep the floor and run messages in 1962 at Adelaide’s iconic Rowe and Jarman sporting store.
On discovering that his new staffer Rees loved cricket, Jarman took him to games at Adelaide Oval, where he quickly won the hearts of players.
Jarman was also one of the first internationally recognised match referees for his unmatched knowledge and understanding of appropriate conduct versus stepping beyond the bounds of competitive cricket.
Today, the most improved player in South Australia's men's side each season is awarded the Barry Jarman Trophy.
President Andrew Sinclair extends his condolences on behalf of the South Australian Cricket Association:
"Barry was one of 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," Sinclair said.
"Last Summer, Barry and wife Gaynor attended day 3 of the Adelaide Test Match which happened to be their wedding anniversary, a partnership of well over 50 years. When Barry was asked, being a cricketer, how could you get married in Summer? His reply – ”well play finished at 6.00pm, so there was plenty of time for the wedding!
“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.
“Our thoughts are with his family: wife Gaynor, and children Kristen, Gavin, Jason, Erin.”