BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Cricket West Indies (CWI) has paid tribute to Sir Everton Weekes, the legendary West Indies batsman. He died on Wednesday at his home in Barbados. Sir Everton was a member of the famous three Ws – which included his other famous team-mates Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott.
“He had an amazing legacy as a great cricketer and great human being. He was one of the most humble and decent persons you would have ever met. I want to take this opportunity to publicly express our deepest sympathy to the family of this remarkable gentleman, who passed away earlier today,” said Ricky Skerritt, president of CWI.
Sir Everton, who turned 95 on February 26, at one stage scored five successive Test centuries. His test average of 58.61 is one of the highest in all cricket. In 48 test matches, he scored 4,455 runs at an average of 58.61 with 15 hundreds.
Back in February this year, Cricket West Indies commemorated Sir Everton’s 95th birthday. Sir Everton Weekes strides to 95 not out.