1. Sydney Barnes:
Sydney Barnes is recognized as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game. The English bowler had the ability to both swing and spin the ball which showed his versatility. His undoubted talent made MCC select him for Ashes even when he was 47-years-old.
The legendary bowler requested the MCC to let him go with his wife and children as he wanted to spend more time with his family at that stage of life. MCC refused to accept his request and English team travelled without him. England severely missed the services of the legend, as they suffered a 5-0 defeat in the Ashes.