The last survivor of the legendary ‘Three Ws’, Sir Everton Weekes, has passed away at the age of 95.
Sir Weekes formed part of a trio of great West Indies batsmen from Barbados alongside Sir Clyde Walcott (died in 2006) and Sir Frank Worrell (died in 1967).
Cricket West Indies today posted on social media that there are heavy hearts and called him an icon.
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. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/RnwoJkhjPd
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 1, 2020
Everton Weekes, one of West Indies’ greatest batsmen and a former ICC match referee, has passed away at the age of 95. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/m6aP7JamPE
— ICC (@ICC) July 1, 2020
A true great of the game. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Sir Everton Weekes’ family and friends https://t.co/vvrbJ4rMrN
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 1, 2020
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.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends. https://t.co/UJGMN5EGRQ
— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) July 1, 2020
One heck of a smile on Sir EW’s face always 🙏 RIP dear fellow 💕🏏🏝 https://t.co/YYtWr30eE8
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) July 1, 2020
Sir Weekes played 48 Tests and scored 4455 runs, including 15 hundreds and 19 fifties, all at an impressive average of 58.61.
This puts him at number 10 in the list of the best career batting averages.
He sits just ahead Sir Gary Sobers (57.78) and not far behind George Headley (60.73).
He’s also the only man in Test history to score centuries in five consecutive innings.