West Indies former cricketer Everton Weekes passes away

West Indies former cricketer, Everton Weekes passed away. He was born in Pickwick Gap, Barbados on February 26, 1925. Everton Weekes made his first-class debut at 19-year-old and his Test debut in 1948 at 22. His test career spanned between 1948 to 1958, where he played 48 Tests & scored 4455 runs at an average of 58.62. He retired in 1958, after which he had served as a coach, administrator, and ICC match referee.

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Weekes was honoured with Knight of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) for his services to cricket in 1995 & was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2009. He is the last member of the legendary Three Ws, the legendary trio of cricketing knights. Clyde Walcott and Frank Worrell were the other members of 3Ws. He was the 3rd oldest surviving men’s Test cricketer, after South African John Watkins and England’s Don Smith.

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