Weekes's performance in his next two Tests, in the words of Wisden, "did little to indicate the remarkable feats which lay ahead"[25] and was initially dropped from the Fourth and final Test of the series against England before an injury to George Headley allowed Weekes to return to the side. [76][77], Following the end of his cricketing career, Weekes received a range of distinctions, including being made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), the Barbados Gold Crown of Merit (GCM) and in 1995 Weekes was made a Knight of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) for his services to cricket. Ce batteur débute avec l'équipe de Barbade en 1945 puis dispute son premier test-match en 1948 avec la sélection des Indes occidentales, qui représente divers territoire des Caraïbes, dont Barbade, au niveau international. [70] Weekes published his memoirs Mastering the Craft: Ten years of Weekes, 1948 to 1958 in December 2007, when it was announced that the book will be included in the curriculum of the Caribbean Civilisation Foundation course at the University of the West Indies. [57] Weekes passed 12,000 first-class runs in his final innings, becoming only the third West Indian, after Worrell and Roy Marshall, to do so. [59] In one 1967 match, aged 42, Weekes, out of practice and in borrowed gear, dominated a bowling attack half his age. "[47] Denis Compton said of Weekes following this innings; "In every respect, it was the innings of a genius. Décès: 1 er juillet 2020 (à 95 ans) Christ Church. Everton DeCourcy Weekes est un joueur de cricket et dirigeant sportif barbadien né le 26 février 1925 à Pickwick Gap. Weekes's performances were a significant contribution to League crowds, with over 325,000 spectators attending Lancashire League matches in 1949, a record as yet unsurpassed. [38] Leading cricket commentator Alan McGilvray later wrote "I remain convinced to this day the bumpers hurled at Weekes had a definite influence on charging up West Indian competitiveness in future series. Sandiford, K. (2004) "Everton Weekes – West Indies' Whirlwind". [51] His homesickness for Barbados was tempered by his landlady's potato pies and the presence of Worrell and Walcott, who were playing for League clubs Radcliffe and Enfield respectively. Batting at number six, he scored 0 and eight as Barbados lost by ten wickets. [51], During the 1954 season he also played for neighbouring Central Lancashire League club Walsden as sub professional in the Wood Cup Final. Weekes est, avec ses compatriotes Frank Worrell et Clyde Walcott, l'un des « trois W » : nés à quelques mois d'intervalle à quelques hectomètres de distance, ils sont les principaux batteurs de l'équipe des Indes occidentales au cours des années 1950. [26] After being dropped on 0, Weekes scored 141, his maiden Test century[27] and was subsequently chosen for the West Indies tour of India, Pakistan and Ceylon. His grandson, Ricky Hoyte, is also a former West Indian cricketer. [43], Other achievements include three centuries in consecutive innings against New Zealand in 1956, and a partnership of 338 with Worrell against England in 1954, still a West Indian record for the third wicket. Weekes retired from Test cricket in 1958 due to a persistent thigh injury but continued in first-class cricket until 1964, his final first-class match being against Trinidad and Tobago in Port-of-Spain, scoring 19 and 13. Clips from Cricket Legends of Barbados video series now available for purchase online at www.barbadoscricketicons.com Weekes was affected by sinusitis throughout the tour, requiring five operations,[45] and broke a finger in late June. [7] As a boy Weekes assisted the groundsmen at Kensington Oval and often acted as a substitute fielder[8] in exchange for free entry to the cricket, giving himself the opportunity to watch leading international cricketers at close range. [6], Weekes was one of the "Three Ws", along with Clyde Walcott and Frank Worrell, noted as outstanding batsmen from Barbados who all made their Test debut in 1948 against England. modifier - modifier le code - modifier Wikidata. [75] On 1 July 2020, he died at the age of 95 in Christ Church. Sir Everton Weekes was the father to David Anthony Murray, a former West Indian cricketer who played in nineteen Tests and ten ODIs from 1973 to 1982. : SUPERNATURAL TESTIMONIES OF THE BLOOD! [22] Worrell and Walcott are buried on ground overlooking the oval. Officier de l'ordre de l'Empire britannique, Chevalier commandeur de l'ordre de Saint-Michel et Saint-Georges, https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Everton_Weekes&oldid=176580360, Joueur de l'équipe des Indes occidentales de cricket, Joueur de l'équipe de la Barbade de cricket, Article avec une section vide ou incomplète, Article de Wikipédia avec notice d'autorité, licence Creative Commons attribution, partage dans les mêmes conditions, comment citer les auteurs et mentionner la licence. Weekes had a classic batting style, possessed a variety of shots on both sides of the wicket,[9] and is considered one of the hardest hitters in cricket history. Everton Weekes est né à Saint Michael (paroisse de la Barbade) le 26/02/1925 et a aujourd'hui 95 ans. [30], By the end of the series, which also included a century against Ceylon, at that time a non-Test cricketing nation, and a half-century against Pakistan in a match not classed as a Test match, Weekes had a Test batting average of 82.46 and had passed 1,000 Test runs in his twelfth innings, one fewer than Donald Bradman. He is dead at 95. Weekes retired from Test cricket in 1958 due to a persistent thigh injury but continued in first-class cricket until 1964, his final first-class match being against Trinidad and Tobago in Port-of-Spain, scoring 19 and 13. [53] His 1,518 runs scored in 1951 is still the club record and for 40 years was the League record, until broken by Peter Sleep. Sir Everton Weekes avec le grand Jim Laker d’Angleterre en 1957. [12], Weekes scored his maiden first-class half century in his next match, making 53 as an opener against Trinidad in March 1945 (where he also bowled for the first time in a first class match, conceding 15 runs in four wicketless overs). Nationalité : Barbadien. Légendaire de l’Ouest batteur Indien Sir Everton Weekes est décédée à l’âge de 95 ans. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Son of the late Lenore Pounder. Everton DeCourcy Weekes est un joueur de cricket et dirigeant sportif barbadien né le 26 février 1925 à Saint Michael et mort le 1er juillet 2020[1]. [6] The 1947/48 season included a tour by MCC and Weekes impressed West Indian selectors with an unbeaten 118 against the tourists prior to the first Test in Bridgetown. Weekes would hold this record until June 1966 when surpassed by Gary Sobers. [17] They shared a room together when on tour[17] and, along with Worrell, would go dancing together on Saturday nights after playing cricket. Related Videos. [20] After their retirement from cricket, the three remained close and, following the death of Worrell in 1967, Weekes acted as one of the pallbearers at his funeral. [81] In January 2009 Weekes was one of 55 players inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and will choose new inductees to the Hall of Fame.[82]. Reviewing the series, the Sydney Morning Herald claimed that the Australian tactics to contain Weekes may have been just within the laws of cricket but infringed on the spirit of the game. Il dispute un total de 51 test-matchs avec la sélection, le dernier en 1958. He did not return to Barbados for eleven years. [54] Weekes scored a total of 9,069 runs for Bacup at 91.61, with 25 centuries, including 195* against Enfield, a score that remains a League record,[51] as does his 1954 batting average of 158.25. [21] The 3Ws Oval, situated on the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies was named in their honour, and a monument to the three Ws is opposite the oval. [74], In June 2019, Weekes was placed in intensive care, after suffering a heart attack in Barbados. [42] The Australians were surprised at the level of racism evident throughout the West Indies at the time, and were embarrassed to find that Weekes, Worrall and Walcott had not been invited to a cocktail party at the home of a white West Indian player. [50] When he first arrived in Bacup, Weekes was greatly affected by the cold and took to wearing an army great coat everywhere, to the extent it became part of his League image. Cette section est vide, insuffisamment détaillée ou incomplète. He continued to play first-class cricket until 1964, surpassing 12,000 first-class runs in his final innings. Sir Everton Weekes Cricket Career Weekes played 48 Tests across a 10-year career, scoring 4455 runs and 15 centuries. Everton Weekes (né en 1925), joueur barbadien de cricket. [79], The former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur paid tribute to Weekes for his role in bringing social change to Barbados and the Caribbean, stating "Through his excellence on the cricket field, Sir Everton helped in a fundamental way to change Barbados for the better, forever, by proving that true excellence cannot be constrained by social barriers. Définitions de Everton Weekes, synonymes, antonymes, dérivés de Everton Weekes, dictionnaire analogique de Everton Weekes (français) He would have preferred to have played for his local club, Pickwick, but the club only catered to white players. Belson, F. (1951) "Cricketer of the Year – 1951 Everton Weekes". Find Weekes's Records, Biography, Centuries, Runs, … [2] Weekes played in 48 Test matches for the West Indies cricket team from 1948 to 1958. Batting at number three, Weekes made 35 and 25 as the match ended in a draw.[24]. Il est anobli pour services rendus au cricket en 1995. Weekes's five Test centuries in consecutive innings is a Test record, passing the record previously held by Jack Fingleton and Alan Melville[28] as was his achievement of seven Test half-centuries in consecutive innings,[27] passing the record previously jointly held by Jack Ryder, Patsy Hendren, George Headley and Melville. [52], In all, Weekes played seven seasons in the Lancashire League between 1949 and 1958, passing 1000 runs in each. They are led by the great George Headley, the first time a black man has captained the islands. [61], While Weekes was never coached as a young player, he was appointed a Barbados Government Sports Officer in 1958[62] and found great success as a coach, encouraging young players to obey their instincts and develop their own style. Additionally, his 304* against University of Cambridge remains the only triple century by a West Indian on tour in England. The iconic batsman was much beloved by fans of the sport across the world, gaining respect and admiration for his remarka… "[39] Following the Australian tour, the West Indies visited New Zealand. Sir Everton Weekes was the last of the famous 'Three Ws' of the West Indies side, and the only man to score five successive Test centuries. [78] For the 2000 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, Weekes was asked to be a member of the 100 strong electorate to select the Five Cricketers of the 20th Century. [64] Additionally, Weekes served on the executive of the Barbados Cricket Association for many years[65] and helped develop many leading Barbadian players, including Conrad Hunte and Seymour Nurse, both deeply influenced by Weekes. Cette section est vide, insuffisamment détaillée ou incomplète. In 1954 Weekes was chosen as the first tenured black captain of Barbados and the second black captain overall following Herman Griffith's temporary captaincy in 1941.[44]. The Faith of the Son - Nothing is too Good for YOU! His Test place is assured. Everton Weekes. Our Cricket Correspondent, "Weekes and West Indies earn Honour in Defeat". Part II. LEGENDARY West Indies cricketer Sir Everton Weekes has passed away aged 95. Sir Everton Weekes, le dernier membre du légendaire Three Ws, est décédé à l’âge de 95 ans. Apostle Everton Weekes is a man after God’s own heart, who dares to believe God’s Word! [66] Weekes also found time to work as a television and radio cricket commentator, known for his acerbic wit and deep knowledge of the game[67] and began to play Dominoes and Bridge competitively, representing Barbados in regional Bridge championships. [13] In his first two first-class seasons Weekes was only a moderate success with the bat, averaging 16.62 by the end of the 1945/46 season[6] but began to find form in 1946/47, when, batting at number four, his maiden first-class century, 126 against British Guiana at Bourda, Georgetown,[14] and averaged 67.57 for the season. [16] Weekes first met Walcott in 1941, aged 16, when they were team mates in a trial match. [55] He was also compared to Bradman in his ability to keep the scoreboard moving and in using his feet to come down the pitch to slower bowlers. [55] The Times described him as lightly bow-legged, with a wonderful eye, wrists the envy of any batsman, and feet always in the right place to play a shot,[47] and Richie Benaud stated that many Australians who saw Weekes in action said he was the closest batsman in style to the pre-World War II Donald Bradman. [51] He also played up for the crowds; batting in a match against Rawtenstall Cricket Club, Weekes waited until a ball had passed him before taking his left hand off his bat and hitting the ball around his back through square leg for four.[51]. Sir Everton Weekes, who died earlier this week at the age of 95, holds the still unbeaten record of five successive centuries in test cricket. Miracle Baby. Everton DeCourcy Weekes est un joueur de cricket et dirigeant sportif barbadien né le 26 février 1925 à Saint Michael et mort le 1 er juillet 2020 [1]. Everton Weekes, one of the famous three ‘Ws’ of West Indian cricket, passed away at the age of 95. [35] By the end of the series, Weekes had scored 1,410 Test runs at 74.21 and had enhanced his reputation as one of the finest slip fielders in world cricket, taking 11 catches in the series. [83] As of 2 July 2020, Weekes' career Test batting average of 58.61 is the ninth highest of all players with 30 or more innings. [34], In 1950 West Indies toured England and Weekes continued his excellent form, scoring 338 runs at 56.33 and playing a significant part in the West Indies 3–1 victory in the Test series, as well as 2310 first-class runs at 79.65 (including five double centuries, a record for a West Indian tour of England). [9] At age 13 Weekes began playing for Westshire Cricket Club in the Barbados Cricket League (BCL). Sir Everton DeCourcey Weekes, the legendary West Indian batsman, who died in Barbados on Wednesday at 95 due to a heart attack, cherished his memories of the 1948-49 tour of India. Get latest Everton Weekes news updates & stories. [63] Such was his success, Weekes was appointed coach of the Canadian side at the 1979 Cricket World Cup. 365 Views. The three were all born within seventeen months of each other and within a mile of Kensington Oval in Barbados[15] and Walcott believed that the same midwife delivered each of them. [41], Weekes took his sole Test wicket in this series. Everton Weekes Pour les articles homonymes, voir Weekes. Everton DeCourcy Weekes est un joueur de cricket et dirigeant sportif barbadien né le à Pickwick Gap. "[48] During the tour Weekes became only the fourth West Indian to pass 10,000 first-class runs. It is a landmark Test for West Indies. Toponyme. [23], Weekes made his Test debut for the West Indies against England at Kensington Oval on 21 January 1948, aged 22 years and 329 days. He was also a highly respected coach, a knowledgeable analyst on the game for the regional and international media, as well as a former Team Manager and Match Referee for the International Cricket Council. Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes, Kathryn Ward and Denis Depeiaza receive awards as West Indies cricket record holders during the ICC Cricket World Cup Super Eights match between West Indies... Obtenez des photos d'actualité haute résolution de qualité sur Getty Images Age 95, of Chancery Lane, Christ Church. Along with Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott, he formed what was known as "The Three Ws" of the West Indies cricket team. In the First Test at Sabina Park, Kingston, with Australia requiring just 20 runs in their second innings to win the Test, Weekes opened the bowling and had Arthur Morris caught by Glendon Gibbs. [72] Weekes' cousin Kenneth Weekes and son David Murray also played Test cricket for the West Indies, while his grandson Ricky Hoyte played first-class cricket for Barbados[73] and his nephew Donald Weekes played one first-class match for Sussex. In a tour match against Wellington, Weekes kept wicket in the absence of the injured Simpson Guillen and effected the only stumping of his first class career. He was part of the famous Three Ws – alongside Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott. Everton Weekes en 1951. The Three Ws – Frank Worrell, Clyde Walcott and Weekes – were all Barbadians born within 18 months of each other, not too far apart in distance and made … [58], Post-retirement, Weekes would make occasional appearances in charity and exhibition matches, including for the International Cavaliers. [49] Weekes was the first West Indian to pass 3,000 Test runs, in 31 Test matches, and the first to score 4,000 Test runs, in 42 Tests. Weekes scored 88 and 117 retired and was selected for the tour,[6] making his first-class debut on 24 February 1945, aged 19 years, 364 days, for Barbados against Trinidad and Tobago at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain. Father of Andre “Andy” Weekes of Germany, Sharon Weekes of England, Christopher Weekes of Canada and David Murray of Barbados. West Indies in Australia and New Zealand 1951/52. Additionally, as the leading West Indian batsman, Weekes was targeted by the Australian fast bowlers, in particular Ray Lindwall, subjecting him to Bodyline-like tactics of sustained short pitched bowling. In his next Test, the First against India, at Delhi, in November 1948 (the first by West Indies in India),[27] Weekes scored 128, followed by 194 in the Second Test in Bombay and 162 and 101 in the Third Test in Calcutta. Sir Everton DeCourcy Weekes, KCMG, GCM, OBE (26 February 1925 – 1 July 2020)[1] was a cricketer from Barbados. I expressly authorize Everton Weekes to send me emails and text messages about his products or services using automated technology to the email/number provided on the form above. [19] Walcott believed that Weekes was the best all-round batsman of the three, while Worrell was the best all-rounder and modestly referred to himself as the best wicket keeper of the trio. Weekes had a Test batting average of nearly 97.92 in innings immediately after those in which he scored a hundred, the second highest (after Vijay Hazare) for those who had scored five Test centuries. [35] In recognition of his performance, Weekes was named a 1951 Wisden Cricketer of the Year.[25]. He later attributed much of his cricketing success to this time spent practising. In 1949 Weekes accepted an offer of £500 to play as the professional for Bacup in the Lancashire League. [59] Weekes also participated in a Cavaliers tour of Rhodesia in the early 1960s, where he was the focus of racial discrimination, including having a match against a Bulawayo side moved to a substandard ground in a black area due to a local bylaw banning blacks from playing in a white area. Biographie; Naissance: 26 février 1925 Saint Michael. [84] An oddity of his career was the first innings bias averaging 71.44 compared with 36.64 in the second, and only one of his fifteen tons came in the second innings. Everton Weekes (centre) was part of the middle-order trio for the West Indies in the 1940s and 50s, alongside Frank Worrell (left) and Clyde Walcott (right). [10], Weekes left school in 1939, aged 14, and, not having a job, spent his days playing cricket and football. Sir Everton Weekes – The West Indian cricket family mourns one of its favorite sons of cricket after the death of the great Sir Everton Weekes. Francis Everton, pseudonyme de Francis William Stokes (1883-1956), auteur britannique de roman policier. [32] As a result of his series, Weekes was named one of the 1949 Indian Cricket "Cricketers of the Year". Everton Weekes batting for the West Indies during the Third Test against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, 22 July 1950, when the West Indies side won the series. Biographie. [46] Reporting on the final day of the 1957 Lord's Test where Weekes had made a rearguard 90 as the West Indies slumped to an innings defeat, The Times's cricket correspondent wrote "It had been a day to quicken one's feeling for cricket, glowing with freshness and impulse and friendliness, and it had belong to Weekes. [33] The next season saw no Test cricket played by West Indies but Weekes scored 236* against British Guiana at Bridgetown, averaged 219.50 for the season and raised his career first-class average to 72.64. Sir Everton Weekes one of the finest batsmen in West Indies cricket history. ")[3] Weekes was unaware of the source of DeCourcy, his middle name, although he believed there was a French influence in his family. [69], In 1994 Weekes was appointed as an International Cricket Council match referee, refereeing in four Tests and three One Day Internationals. [71] Outside of cricket, Weekes became a Justice of the Peace and served on a number of Barbados Government bodies, including the Police Service Commission. As a coach he was in charge of the Canadian team at the 1979 Cricket World Cup, and he was also a commentator and international match referee. [4] Weekes attended St Leonard's Boys' School, where he later bragged that he never passed an exam (although he would later successfully study Hotel Management)[5] and preferred to concentrate on sport. Aux côtés de Sir Clyde Walcott et Sir Frank Worrell, Weekes a formé une formidable unité de frappeurs dans l’équipe des Antilles. All voters were allowed to nominate five players and while there was no disclosure of which five each voter chose, Wisden editor Matthew Engel revealed that Weekes voted for Dennis Lillee and, as Sir Donald Bradman received 100 votes, it is obvious Weekes voted for Bradman as well. Comment faire ? [40], During the Port of Spain Test against India in February 1953, Weekes surpassed George Headley's record of 2190 as West Indies' highest Test run scorer. [3], Weekes's family was poor and his father was forced to leave his family to work in the Trinidad oilfields when Weekes was eight. Weekes est, avec ses compatriotes Frank Worrell et Clyde Walcott, l'un des « trois W » : nés à quelques mois d'intervalle à quelques hectomètres de distance, ils sont les principaux batteurs de l'équipe des Indes occidentales au cours des années 1950. Kay, J. Ce batteur débute avec l'équipe de Barbade en 1945 puis dispute son premier test-match en 1948 avec la sélection des Indes occidentales, qui représente divers territoire des Caraïbes, dont Barbade, au niveau international. [11] In 1943 Weekes enlisted in the Barbados Regiment and served as a lance corporal[10] until his discharge in 1947 and while he never saw active service,[9] the fact he was in the military meant he was eligible to play cricket for Garrison Sports Club in the higher standard Barbados Cricket Association in addition to Westshire in the BCL. [31] Early in the tour the West Indian team's cricket kit disappeared and Weekes was surprised to see Indian fishermen wearing flannels and West Indian cricket jumpers. [52] Weekes also had success with the ball, taking at least fifty wickets in all but one season at Bacup, including 80 wickets in 1956. La dernière modification de cette page a été faite le 14 novembre 2020 à 12:46. [18], The name "Three Ws" was coined by an English journalist during the 1950 West Indian tour of England. His 150 runs and 9 wickets helped the village club to their first trophy in the seventy years since they became founder members of the CLL. [60] Feeling humiliated, Weekes and fellow West Indian Rohan Kanhai threatened to abandon the tour but remained following an apology from Rhodesian government officials. Explore Everton Weekes photos and videos on India.com Pseudonyme. [56] Additionally, Weekes was an excellent fielder, initially in the covers before moving into the slips,[56] and produced a training manual entitled Aspects of Fielding. Spooner, P. (1998) "Sir Everton Weekes: My First Test", "West Indies Cricket: 3Ws Oval, Barbados". "[80] In addition to the 3Ws Oval, Weekes has been honoured throughout Barbados, including having a roundabout in Warrens, St. Michael named after him.