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Everton Weekes – The drama around the first of his five consecutive hundreds … and much more | CricketSoccer
Everton Weekes is still sprightly at 92. When John McKenzie informs him that he is in Barbados and would like to come down to his place, the legend dismisses the idea. He gets in his car and drives all the way to the hotel where the specialist cricket publisher and bookseller has checked in. John McKenzie: Publisher of the volume, holding the limited edition signed by Everton Weekes and Tony Cozier and the regular edition with stiffened wrappers. Photo courtesy: Arunabha Sengupta McKenzie has just published Everton Weekes: An Appreciation, the last ever book penned by the voice of West Indian cricket Tony Cozier. And when Weekes gets out of his car and walks into the hotel, and follows it up with characteristic sparkling conversation, he cannot help but wonder about the life force in the man. But Weekes is no stranger to a long innings. His five centuries in five consecutive Test innings is one of the most enduring records in the highest form of the game. Yet, the man himself is too