J. M. BarrieAnswer: They were all members of the Allahakberries* - apparently one of the worst cricket teams in history.
Arthur Conan Doyle
P. G. Wodehouse
H. G. Wells
G. K. Chesterton
A. A. Milne
I learned this while listening to a podcast of No Such Thing as a Fish.
* named in the mistaken belief that Allah akbar meant Heaven help us in Arabic (rather than God is great).