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Sir Everton Weekes
Personal information
Full name Everton DeCourcy Weekes
Born 26 February 1925
Saint Michael, Barbados
Died 1 July 2020(2020-07-01) (aged 95)
Christ Church, Barbados
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg break
Role Occasional wicket-keeper
Relations David Murray (son)
Ken Weekes (cousin)
Ricky Hoyte (grandson)
International information
National side West Indies
Test debut (cap 59) 21 January 1948 v England
Last Test 31 March 1958 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
1944–1964 Barbados
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 48 152
Runs scored 4,455 12,010
Batting average 58.61 55.34
100s/50s 15/19 36/54
Top score 207 304*
Balls bowled 122 1,137
Wickets 1 17
Bowling average 77.00 43.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/8 4/38
Catches/stumpings 49/– 124/1

Sir Everton DeCourcy Weekes, KCMG, GCM, OBE (26 February 1925 – 1 July 2020) was a cricket player for the West Indies. Along with Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott, he formed what was known as "The Three Ws" of West Indian cricket. He was born in Saint Michael, Barbados.

Weekes began his career in 1948. He scored 88 and 117 runs (retired) and was selected for the tour. He played his first match for Barbados on 24 February 1945. He was aged 19 years; it was one day before his 20th birthday. The match was against Trinidad and Tobago at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain. Batting at number six, he scored 0 and eight runs. Barbados lost by ten wickets. He retired in 1958.

Weekes died on 1 July 2020 in Christ Church, Barbados at the age of 95.

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