The middle of the previous century was the era of the three Ws of West Indies cricket — Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Everton Weekes and Sir Clyde Walcott. Imagine a team where the three Ws came one after another in the batting order; Walcottwith a Test batting average of 56.69, Weekes with an average of 58.61 and Worrell with a career average of 49.48. However, 1 July 2020 saw the last of the Ws, as Everton Weekes left for his heavenly abode at the age of 95 years.
The romance of the story of the Ws is perhaps never-ending and for the statistically-inclined it would be rather strange to note that they lived their lives for a duration which was in the same order as their Test batting averages. While Weekes with the highest batting average among the three lived to be 95, Walcottlived to be only 80 and Worrell only 42 at the fall of his life’s wicket.
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