Everton Weekes, the legendary batsman of the West Indies team, has passed away at the age 95. He was the part of the Caribbean team’s strong Test Batsmen unit, which included Clyde Walcott and Frank Worrell. These three giants were called 3 Ws, as all these players had a W in their surname. Let us tell you that Weekes died on 1 July 2020. There is a wave of mourning in the West Indies team since his death.
Everton Weekes played 48 test matches for West Indies:
Everton Weekes was born on 26 February 1925 in Barbados. He had played 48 Test matches for the country. Weekes had played cricket for nearly 10 years from 1948 to 1958 and was one of the successful batsmen of that era. He scored 4455 runs in 48 Tests at an average of 58.61. He is still ranked 5th among batsmen who have scored 4 thousand or more runs in Test cricket at an average of over 58.
Weekes held the record for most centuries in consecutive Test innings:
Weekes was regarded as the greatest batsman of his era and even held the record for most centuries in consecutive Test innings. On the other hand, he scored five centuries against England and India in 1948, surprisingly this was his first year in Test cricket.
The Caribbean team’s 3 Ws member, Frank Worrell died in 1967 at the age of just 42, while Clyde Walcott died in 2006 at the age of 80. Everton Weekes has lived his entire life in a very simple way. He was known for hard-hitting at that time in world cricket.
West Indies’ head coach, Phil Simmons expresses condolences:
West Indies’ head coach, Phil Simmons, said “West Indies has not only lost one of its greatest cricketers, we have lost a true gentleman. My condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends.