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91 not out for cricket legend Sir Everton Weekes

MILESTONE: Sir Everton Weekes

THE WEST Indies Cricket Board (WICB) helped Sir Everton Weekes celebrate his recent 91st birthday(February 26).

The right-handed batsman, who is from Barbados, one of the oldest living Test cricketer (#5 on this list).

WICB president, Dave Cameron, sending his best wishes, said: “Sir Everton Weekes, one of the three famous Ws in the West Indies and the world forms a significant part of our history and we salute him on this milestone.”

Sir Everton has the Order of St Michael and St George, Gold Crown of Merit and the Order of the British Empire. In the ten years he represented the West Indies, he played 48 Tests and scored 15 centuries with a top score of 207.

His batting average was 58.61 and scored 4,455 runs. He played for his home country Barbados for 20 years and at the first-class level he played 152 games and scored 12,010 runs with an average of 55.34. He had 36 centuries in that total. His highest total was 304 not out.

At the joint WICB/WIPA Awards in Jamaica last year June, Sir Everton was one of the seven members of the ‘Sir’s Club’ for men who have been knighted. He was accompanied by Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Richie Richardson, Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Wes Hall and Sir Curtly Ambrose.

“The region and the world celebrate with Sir Everton and we wish him the best for this special occasion,” Cameron added.

This article appears on www.windiescricket.com

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