Everton Weekes Roundabout
Everton de Courcy Weeekes was born February 26th 1925 in Pickwick Gap, St. Michael, Barbados and grew up to become one of the famed ‘Three W’s’.
The three W’s consisted of Everton Weekes, Clyde Walcott, and Frank Worrell all of whom joined the West Indies cricket team in 1948 as outstanding batsmen from Barbados.
His most famous feat took place in 1948 to 1949, when he scored a test-record five centuries in consecutive innings, and was run-out within ten runs of a sixth.
These were Weekes’ first five centuries, and this record still stands as of 2005. Weekes scored three centuries in consecutive innings against New Zealand in 1956, and also had a partnership of 338 with Frank Worrell against England in 1954.
As of September 2005, Weekes’ career test batting average is the seventh highest of all players with 30 or more innings. He retired from test cricket in 1958, and in 1994 served as an ICC match referee. In 1995 the Queen knighted Sir Everton Weekes for his achievements in cricket.
In Barbados we have a roundabout dedicated to this cricketing legend and fruit of our soil. The roundabout can be found in Warrens, one of the busiest commercial areas outside of Bridgetown, and is sponsored and maintained by the First Caribbean Bank.