West Indies Legendary Cricketer Everton Weekes dies
Legendary batsman of West Indies Everton Weekes known as ‘ Three Ws’ died on Wednesday at the age of 95. He was hailed as ‘ founding father’ of cricket in the Caribbean islands. Everton Weekes was a part of a feared West Indies team that also featured greats like Clyde Walcott and Frank Worrell.
Everton Weekes played 48 test matches between 1948 and 1958 scoring 4,555 runs at an amazing average of 58.61. He made his debut against England in Jamaica in 1948 , and his stylish straight drives always amazed his fans. He made 15 centuries including five in an extraordinary sequence that is still a record till today. His highest test score was 207. The ICC & West Indies cricket board mourned the death of a great batsman from the Caribbean.