Everton Weeks Passes Away on July 1st

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Everton Weeks Passes Away on July 1st

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Sir Everton Weekes passes away aged 95
July 01 2020

The West Indies legend played 48 Tests and scored 4455 runs at an average of 58.61, with 15 centuries to his name

Sir Everton Weekes, the legendary West Indies cricketer, has passed away aged 95 after prolonged illness at his Christ Church home in Barbados. Weekes played 48 Tests and scored 4455 runs at an average of 58.62 with 15 centuries to his name.

Weekes had suffered a heart attack in June last year and had been keeping ill since then.

He made his debut against England in 1947-48 and while he didn't do anything remarkable in that match, he soon delivered on his early promise with five consecutive centuries - one against England and four against India - later that year. He could have gone on to notch up his sixth consecutive ton, but a questionable run-out decision in Madras resulted in him losing his wicket for 90. Some newspapers even carried the headline: "Weekes finally fails - out for 90."


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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. 🙏🏽

06:42 PM • Jul 07, 2020
Weekes was one of "The Three Ws" of the West Indies cricket team along with Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcot, who in many ways revamped the landscape of the game with their cricketing skills. The short and stocky Weekes picked the length early -- his feet, his bat and his body seemed to instinctively know where they should be. By getting into near-perfect position and with perfect balance, he seemed to have more than a few options to every delivery that he faced. Cricket pundits in Australia at the time even reckoned that, in terms of style, Weekes was the closest to Sir Don Bradman.

Weekes left school at the age of 14 to focus on cricket and football. He was also part of the Barbados regiment and made his first-class debut for Barbados against Trinidad and Tobago at Port of Spain in February 1945. In his 152 first-class appearances, he made 12010 runs at an average of 55.34 and bagged 36 tons.

After walking into retirement life, Weekes worked as a commentator and played a key role in helping out young players through the ranks. He also served as a match-referee in three ODIs in the India-Sri Lanka series in 1994. He was knighted in 1995.
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5 century in 5 innings In a row in test, his outstanding record is still un- broken.
weeks was 95,

4455 runs in 48 test @59 average.15 test century plus fastest 10,000 runs record weeks
still hold in 12 innings.1979 WC he was coach of canada.
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weeks was Hall of Fame by ICC.He was also selector & Refree of westindies
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