Everton Weekes was born and grew up in Pickwick Gap a
stones throw away from the Mecca of West Indies cricket, Kensigton Oval in Barbados. Short, stocky with quick foot work, Weekes possessed a wide array of attacking strokes. Everton Weekes like the other 3w's emerged as a force in West Indies cricket immediately after the Second World War, and for a decade he too was an integral part of the West Indies side, immortalised as one of the Three Ws -- Weekes, Worrell and Walcott.
Weekes made his debut against
England in 1947-48 after having a modest series in the first three Test Weekes was flown in to replace the legendery George Headley in the final Test, he made his maiden Teat century 141. 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 the fourth Test when he was on 90.
In England in 1950 Weeks rich
form continued with 2310 runs at an average of 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.
At the relatively young age of 33, Weekes retired from Test cricket after the 1958 home series
against Pakistan. After retirement Sir Everton coached and was a fine TV and radio cricket commentator in his native Barbados, he was also an ICC matched referee. Everton Weekes was knighted in 1995 for his services to cricket.
Sir Everton Weekes Test Cricket
Everton de Courcy Weekes
Test Run Aggregate
Total Test Wickets
Test Bowling Average
Date of Birth
26, 1925, Pickwick Gap, Westbury, St Michael, Barbados
Indies v England at Bridgetown - Jan 21-26, 1948
Last Test Match
Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain - Mar 26-31, 1958
Right hand bat
Legends These players are the 50 greatest cricketers of
the century, as voted by a blue-ribbon panel of judges assembled by
ESPN. The panelists were asked to list in order, their top 50 players.
Cricketing legends from Australia, England, India, New Zealand,
Pakistan, South Africa and the West Indies all made it to the final 50.
Among them are some famous West Indies fast bowlers, great Aussie
legends, and modern heros of the game.