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  Sports   02 Jul 2020  Former West Indies cricketer dies

Former West Indies cricketer dies

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Jul 2, 2020, 11:18 am IST
Updated Jul 2, 2020, 11:18 am IST
Everton Weekes, who formed one of the famous three "Ws" of West Indian cricket has died. He was 95.
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Everton Weekes, who formed one of the famous three "Ws" of West Indian cricket has died. He was 95.

West Indies Cricket said the Barbados-born Weekes died Wednesday. He played alongside Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott, with all three players making their Test debuts in 1948.

Everton WeekesEverton WeekesHe was also a highly respected coach, analyst, team manager, match referee for the International Cricket Council, and a member of the ICC Hall of Fame.

Weekes made his Test debut at the age of 22 against England at Kensington Oval. His final match was against Pakistan in Trinidad a decade later.

In his career, Weekes played 48 test matches and made 4,455 runs at an average of 58.61 per innings. That included a world-record five consecutive centuries in 1948 scores of 141 against England in Jamaica, followed by scores of 128, 194, 162 and 101 in India.

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His average of 58.61 runs places Weekes, along with George Headley, in the top 10 Test averages of all time.

"Everyone at MCC and Lord's are saddened at the news of Sir Everton Weekes' passing," the Marylebone Cricket Club said in a statement.

"He will forever be remembered as one of the West Indies' finest cricketers."

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