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Full name Goniamalimage John Anthony Flavian Aponso
Born October 28, 1952, Colombo, Ceylon
Current age 62 years 150 days
Major teams Netherlands, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club
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
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.