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Date Published: 2020-07-26
Region & WICB News
Sir Everton Weekes’ funeral on July 30 at Kensington Oval
Bridgetown, Barbados, July 26 - (www.bcacricket.org) - The official funeral of former Barbados and West Indies batting great, Sir Everton DeCourcey Weekes, KCMG, GCM, OBE, will take place on Thursday, July 30, at Kensington Oval.
The Service of Thanksgiving starts at 10 a.m. with tributes at 9:30 a.m.
Sir Everton’s body will repose for viewing at his famous Sports club, Empire, Pavilion Road, Bank Hall, St. Michael on July 28 and at The Cricket Legends of Barbados, Fontabelle, St. Michael on July 29, from 2 to 6 p.m.
There will be no viewing at the service which is open to the public.
People are asked to be seated by 9 a.m. The gates at Kensington Oval will open at 7:45 a.m.
Government health protocols will be in effect.
The interment will be at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, St. Michael, where the other two of the famous 3Ws - Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott - are also laid to rest.
The funeral will be streamed live on the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation and the Barbados Government Information Service’s Facebook page at gisbarbados.
Sir Everton died quietly at his home, Chancery Lane, in the southern parish of Christ Church, on July 1, just before 12.30 p.m. at the age of 95.
Up until his passing, Weekes was the oldest West Indies Test cricketer.
Sir Everton played 48 Test matches between January 21, 1948 and March 31, 1958. He scored 4455 runs including 15 centuries and 19 half-centuries, at an average of 58.61. His highest score was 207. He also took 49 catches.
In 152 first-class matches, Weekes amassed 12010 runs with 36 hundreds and 54 half-centuries including a highest of 304 (ave: 55.34).