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West Indies legend Sir Everton Weekes passes away

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1st July, 2020
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Cricket West Indies has paid tribute to Test great Sir Everton Weekes following his death at the age of 95.

Weekes was one of the famous three Ws along with Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Frank Worrell, who made Test debuts within weeks of each other in 1948.

Weekes, who scored scored 4455 runs in 48 Tests, received his knighthood in 1995.

A post on the Windies Cricket Twitter account read: “Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon. A legend, our hero, Sir Everton Weekes.”

Everton Weekes

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Weekes, like Walcott and Worrell, is remembered in his native Barbados at the Three Ws Oval.

An accomplished batsman, he retired boasting a Test average of 58.61 and once scored five successive centuries before being controversially run out for 90 going for a sixth.

The MCC paid tribute to Weekes, with a statement on Twitter reading: “Everyone at MCC and Lord’s are saddened at the news of Sir Everton Weekes’ passing.

“He will forever be remembered as one of @windiescricket’s finest cricketers.

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“Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

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