The passing on this great cricketer only days before the the West Indies and England met in a Test Match at Southampton (yesterday) led to a tribute by the players, in the form of a minutes silence and the wearing of black armbands.
He was truly a great player and Wikipedia has a page which tells his life story very well:-
I love the bit about how he gained the forename Everton and the amusing comment by Jim Laker about if his Dad had supported a different football team:-
Weekes was named by his father after English football team Everton (when Weekes told English cricketer Jim Laker this, Laker reportedly replied “It was a good thing your father wasn’t a West Bromwich Albion fan.”)
Here’s the BBC’s tribute to him:-
and a video tribute via You Tube:-
RIP Everton Weekes, the man connected to Liverpool via his dad naming him after Everton Football Club.