Cricket West Indies has paid tribute to Test great Sir Everton Weekes following his death at the age of 95.
Weekes was one of the famous Three Ws along with Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Frank Worrell, who made Test debuts within weeks of each other in 1948.
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Weekes, who scored scored 4,455 runs in 48 Tests, received his knighthood in 1995.
A post on the Windies Cricket Twitter account read: "Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon. A legend, our hero, Sir Everton Weekes."
Cricket fans took to social media in droves to pay their respects to one of the legends of Windies cricket.
Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon. A legend, our hero, Sir Everton Weekes. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and many fans around the world. May he rest in peace. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/RnwoJkhjPd— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 1, 2020
Every kid growing up on West Indies cricket heard about the 3 Ws of Weekes, Worrell and Walcott, who changed test cricket and made the men from the Caribbean feared in the cricketing world. Death of a legend. RIP.— Nick Black (@Jcanguy) July 1, 2020
A sad loss, so sorry for all of you. The 3Ws are finally together once more - they'll live forever in the annals of the game.— Jack Harrison (@VillaFan001) July 1, 2020
Rest easy Sir Everton. You had a long innings. You will remain a cricketing legend with the power to inspire and humble us. You will be mourned by Barbadians, Caribbean people and cricketers and fans globally. Condolences to your family, friends and fans.— Betty Holford (@betty_holford) July 1, 2020
Definition of legend— Robert Errington (@Roberrington79) July 1, 2020
A true legend of the game whose name would whispered in awe worldwide. He had the respect of every cricket fan across the world. Rest in Peace, Sir Everton Weekes. The world is poorer for your passing.— Phil O’Rourke (@PhilORourke2) July 1, 2020
RIP - so sad— 𝔃𝓲𝓴𝓸𝓶𝓸 𝔃𝓲𝓶 🐘 🇿🇼🏴🇮🇪 (@zuluzim909) July 1, 2020
The legendary 3Ws now playing again on the pitch above
A life well lived and celebrated. RIP Sir Everton Weekes— Rajawhale (@rajawhale) July 1, 2020
RIP sir. One of the greatest “The Three Ws”.— Ashraf Belim (@ashrafonin) July 1, 2020
Batsman a member of the legendary Three Ws
Weekes, like Walcott and Worrell, is remembered in his native Barbados at the Three Ws Oval.
The trio are known by the same moniker all around the world.
An accomplished batsman, Weekes retired with a Test average of 58.61 and once scored five successive centuries before being controversially run out for 90 going for a sixth.
The MCC paid tribute to Weekes, with a statement on Twitter reading: "Everyone at MCC and Lord's are saddened at the news of Sir Everton Weekes' passing.
"He will forever be remembered as one of @windiescricket's finest cricketers.
"Our thoughts are with his family and friends."
with Yahoo Sport staff