BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Legendary former West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes, the last surviving member of the distinguished Three Ws, died here yesterday following a long illness.
The oldest surviving West Indies cricketer and third oldest surviving men’s Test player, Sir Everton passed away at his Christ Church home at age 95, bringing to an end one of the finest ever chapters in West Indies and world cricket.
Fellow Barbadian and Test great Sir Gordon Greenidge on Wednesday hailed Sir Everton as a “favourite of all West Indians”.
In a statement on behalf of Cricket West Indies, president Ricky Skerritt, endorsed Sir Everton’s “amazing legacy” and humility.
Born just outside the storied Kensington Oval on February 26, 1925, Sir Everton became a member of the famous Empire Cricket Club where he played alongside another legendary former West Indies captain Sir Frank Worrell.