GOOD­BYE, WEEKES

The Asian Age - - Edit -

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

Farid­abad

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