Jarvis was a right-handed batsman and an underarm fast bowler. He played mainly for Nottingham Cricket Club and Nottinghamshire and made 37 known first-class appearances. He represented the Players in the Gentlemen v Players series and played four times for North v. South from 1836 to 1838.
Jarvis scored 814 runs at an average of 12.71, with a highest score of 59. He took 13 catches and bowled 72 recorded deliveries, taking nine wickets and conceding sixteen runs.
- CricketArchive. Retrieved on 3 December 2008.
- Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volumes 1-3 (1744–1848), Lillywhite, 1862
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