West Indies legend Sir Everton Weekes, part of famous '3 Ws', breathes his last aged 95
West Indies' great Sir Eveton Weekes, part of the famous 'three Ws', passed away on Wednesday. He was 95
Bridgetown (Barbados): Former West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes passed away on Wednesday (July 1). He was 95.
“Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon. A legend, our hero, Sir Everton Weekes. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and many fans around the world. May he rest in peace,” the official Twitter handle of West Indies Cricket said.
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Everton was part of the West Indies’ famous ‘three Ws’ along with Clyde Walcott and Frank Worrell. The great batsman was born in Barbados on February 26, 1925. He made his Test debut in January 1948 against England. He was part of the Windies team in the post-World War II era.
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In his Test career of 48 matches, he scored 4,455 runs at an average of 58.61. He hit 15 hundreds and 19 fifties with a highest score of 207. His last Test was in 1958, against Pakistan in Port-of-Spain. In 152 first-class matches, the right-hand batsman scored over 12,000 runs.
Everton holds the world record for scoring five consecutive Test hundreds. He achieved the feat in 1948. It could have been six in a row but he was run out for 90. Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid once came very close to breaking the record, as he compiled four tons in a row in 2002.
After retirement, he was an ICC match referee. He officiated in four Tests and three ODIs. He was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.