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Everton Weekes : R.I.P.

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04 Jul 2020 17:06 - 04 Jul 2020 17:06 #382662 by ketchim
Everton Weekes (middle) with team-mate Roy Gilchrist (left) and Jim Laker

at Lord's in 1957

www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/29396985...-drink-joke-all-runs
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04 Jul 2020 17:08 #382663 by ketchim
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What a series that must have been in 1955.

Australia had a magnificent four-pronged pace attack with Miller, Ray Lindwall, Bill Johnston and Ron Archer.

West Indies countered with four champion batsmen in Weekes, Worrell, Walcott and a young Garry Sobers.

All four batsmen went on to be knighted.

In that five-Test series they amassed 1733 runs between them, including six centuries.

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04 Jul 2020 17:11 #382664 by ketchim
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"In the morning, Ian, I swim with Wes [Hall]," replied Everton with his trademark grin and a drink in hand.

"In the morning the fluid is on the outside, in the evening it's on the inside."

his typified Weekes - a grin, a drink and a joke and he was in his element.

It was sad to hear of Everton's passing at age 95, but he wouldn't abide any long faces.

Everton Weekes was a great Barbados champion who epitomised living life to the full.

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05 Jul 2020 14:02 #382666 by bobby
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a great batsman

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