No they were not the “Three Musketeers”, but Frank Worrell, Everton DeCourcy Weekes and Clyde Walcott were the famous “Three Ws” of West Indies cricket, cricketing knights whose lives and careers became irrevocably entwined, all born within 18 months, and within three miles of each other in Barbados — even delivered by the same midwife. Weekes, who died a couple of days ago at 95, was predeceased by Frank Worrell (1967) and Clyde Walcott (2006). He had been the third oldest surviving Test cricketer, after South African John Watkins and England’s Don Smith. Good night, legend.
Bidyut K. Chatterjee