Last of the ‘Three Ws’, Sir Everton Weekes, passes away at 95

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    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.

    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.