Jack Hobbs on Barnes
Most of the quotes so far have been from Cardus's book.
Here is what the greatest opening batsman of all time had to say of Barnes.'
"Syd Barnes, SF, I've always put at the very top. He was the best bowler ever. I dont think even now there was anyone better, although, I admit, there are others almost his equals, like Bill ORielly. Syd hated batsmen. He had the leg break, the off-break and he was FAST...tall and made the ball get up unpleasant heights"