if you were like me growing up and populated all of your fantasy sports teams not with famous athletes but famous writers, then you will derive a modest amount of non-sexual arousal from the allahakbarries—a super group of edwardian literary cricketeers.
j. m. barrie founded the sports club in 1890, naming it a bizarre portmanteau of his surname + allāhu akbar. its membership consisted of:
- arthur conan doyle, a character in several sherlock holmes stories
- jerome k. jerome, a person notable for his his name
- a. a. milne, who was obsessed with pooh
- p. g. wodehouse, [p. g. stands for pussy gangster]
- paul du chaillu, the “discover of gorillas*”
- charles tennyson, a lesser tennyson
- as well as a bunch of editors from punch, a humor magazine acquired by rupert murdoch in 1919
barry wrote a book on the team (allahakbarries c.c.) which was published via vanity press in 1899. there is also this recommended account by modern author, kevin telfer.
in conclusion: the allahakbarries were the rock bottom remainders of the literary cricket set.