Full name Goniamalimage John Anthony Flavian Aponso
Born October 28, 1952, Colombo, Ceylon
Current age 63 years 244 days
Major teams Netherlands, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|ODI debut||Netherlands v New Zealand at Vadodara, Feb 17, 1996 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Netherlands v South Africa at Rawalpindi, Mar 5, 1996 scorecard|
|First-class span||1973/74 - 1995/96|
|List A span||1982/83 - 1995/96|
Flavian Aponso was one of the Netherlands players aged over 40 who formed
the mainstay of their batting for some time. He batted high in the order, sometimes as opener, and he was a useful bowler, mainly of offspin.
He hails from Sri Lanka originally, but moved to Holland after
being banned for taking part in the 1982-83 rebel tour of South Africa.
Aponso quit his international career after the 1996 World Cup.
Wisden Cricinfo staff October 2004
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