Former West Indies Cricketer Everton Weekes Dies

Bridgetown, July 02:  Everton Weekes, who formed one of the famous three Ws of West Indian cricket as part of a formidable batting lineup for more than a decade, has died at 95.

He played alongside Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott, with all three players making their Test debuts in 1948. He was also a highly respected coach, analyst, team manager, match referee for the International Cricket Council, and a member of the ICC Hall of Fame.

Weekes made his Test debut at the age of 22 against England at Kensington Oval.

Weekes played 48 test matches and made 4,455 runs at an average of 58.61 per innings. That included a world-record five consecutive centuries in 1948 scores of 141 against England in Jamaica, followed by scores of 128, 194, 162 and 101 in India. 

 

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