3. Syd Gregory (Australia)
One of the earliest cricketers to have played the game, Syd Gregory represented Australia in 58 Tests over the span of a 22-year career. The right-handed batsman scored more than 2000 runs for his team with 4 centuries and a top score of 201. He played a large percentage of his cricket against England, 52 Tests in all.
Gregory was the first ever batsman to have come in to bat at all 11 positions during his career. Although he was predominantly a middle-order batsman, the Aussie played in the top order as well as the lower order. In 34 Test innings, he batted at No. 5 and scored 835 runs including a couple of hundreds.
Syd Gregory's only double ton, though, came when he was playing at the 6th spot in the Australian batting order.