Sir Everton Weekes      

Full name Everton de Courcy Weekes

Born February 26, 1925, Pickwick Gap, Westbury, St Michael, Barbados

Current age 94 years 359 days

Major teams West Indies, Barbados

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Other Referee, Coach

Relation Cousin - KH Weekes, Son - DA Murray, Nephew - DJ Weekes, Grandson - RL Hoyte

Everton de Courcy Weekes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 48 81 5 4455 207 58.61 15 19 2 49 0
First-class 152 241 24 12010 304* 55.34 36 54 124 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 48 10 122 77 1 1/8 1/8 77.00 3.78 122.0 0 0 0
First-class 152 1125 731 17 4/38 43.00 3.89 66.1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 21-26, 1948 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Mar 26-31, 1958 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1944/45 - 1963/64
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut India v Sri Lanka at Lucknow, Jan 18-22, 1994 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jun 30-Jul 5, 1994 scorecard
Test matches 4
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Rajkot, Feb 15, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Jalandhar, Feb 20, 1994 scorecard
ODI matches 3
ODI statistics

Short, stocky but endearing, Everton Weekes, one of the three Ws, was quick-footed and possessed an admirable variety of strokes, almost all of them attacking. His debut against England in 1947-48 was unremarkable, and he was dropped to make way for George Headley, although he was restored when Headley had to drop out. The Kingston crowd wanted John Holt instead of Weekes, and he was booed throughout the England innings. He responded with 141, and on the tour of India which followed he scored 779 runs at 111.28 and set a world record of five successive hundreds, the highest being 194 at Bombay. It would have been six were it not for a controversial run-out decision at Madras. In England in 1950 his rich form continued with 2310 runs at 79.65 on the trip, including a triple hundred against Cambridge, although in the Tests he made only 338 at 56.33. His form returned from superlative to good on the tour to Australia which followed, but against India at Port-of-Spain in 1952-53 he made 207 in the first Test and another big hundred on the same ground in the third Test. He scored heavily against England in 1953-54, and in New Zealand in 1955-56 he hammered 940 runs at 104.44 in eight first-class matches. His tour of England in 1957 was blighted by poor health, and aside from a gutsy 90 on a lively Lord's wicket, when he was struck a painful blow on the hand, he disappointed. Against Pakistan in 1957-58 he returned to form but he was increasingly troubled by a thigh injury, and after an unsuccessful operation he decided to retire even though he was still in his early 30s. Weekes also played in English League cricket, toured with various Commonwealth sides, coached in Barbados, was awarded the MBE and the CBE, and also served time as an ICC referee. In 1995 he was the last of the three Ws to be knighted.
Martin Williamson

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May 11, 2013

Kirk Edwards with Everton Weekes, Barbados v Trinidad & Tobago, Regional Four Day Competition - Final, Bridgetown, May 11, 2013

Kirk Edwards with Everton Weekes

© WICB Media Photo/Randy Brooks

Mar 16, 2013

Sir Everton Weekes with Darren Bravo, Caribbean Premier League, March 16, 2013

Sir Everton Weekes with Darren Bravo

© WICB Media

Jul 22, 2010

Everton Weekes meets the Leeward Islands team, Jamaica v Leeward Islands, Caribbean T20, 2nd match, July 22, 2010

Everton Weekes meets the Leeward Islands team

© Philip Spooner/ West Indies Cricket Board


Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1951

Knighted for servcies to cricket in 1995