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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Jarvis, Arthur Harwood

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Jarvis, Arthur Harwood, the well-known cricketer, is the third son of R. Jarvis, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, who emigrated to South Australia in 1856, and settled at Hindmarsh, where the subject of this notice was born on Oct. 18th, 1860. He made his début on the Adelaide Oval in Jan. 1877, and was the highest scorer the first season he joined the first eleven of South Australia. He is the champion wicket-keeper of that colony, a first-rate batsman, and its best all-round cricketer, He was a member of the Australian team which went to England in 1881, and of the two subsequent elevens, captained by Mr. Murdoch and Mr. Scott respectively. He was not included in the Murdoch team in 1890.