7. Colin Blythe, England, 100 in 19 matches
The left arm orthodox spinner from the Kent county, Colin Blythe was one of the earliest spinners from England. A fine violin player outside the field, he effectively “played on” batsmen, with his subtle variations in flight and pace. He holds the record for most wickets in a day when he got 17 wickets in 1907 against Northamptonshire. Blythe got to the mark of 100 wickets in his 19th test against South Africa in 1910. Sadly,this was to be his last test. He died after joining the army in 1917 in Belgium in the World War I.