Amila a promising all-rounder
Amila Aponso. Picture by Nissanka
Amila Aponso, a student of St.Sebastians College has made superb
performances in his school cricketing career, captaining his team while
playing his fourth year in the school's under-19 squad.
This all-rounder has proven himself with quite reasonable
performances in both bowling and batting in the last season as well as
this season. He played for the Sri Lanka under-19 team and also had a
chance of being a special player at the recently concluded limited overs
series held in Visakapatnam, India.
During this season, he has scored nearly 600 runs with a highest
individual score of 82 against St. Sylvester's College, Kandy. In
bowling, he has claimed a matchbag of 10 wickets (10 for 54) against
Nalanda College and matchbag of eight for 58 against De Mazenod,
Kandana. Last season he missed several matches because of his
commitments to the under 19 national team. But he score 320 runs in 12
matches with a best of 58 against St. Peter's College with a
He has been playing for the under-19 Sri Lanka national squad last
year and this year. And he won the award for the best bowler at the
Observer-Mobitel schoolboy cricketer of the year awards ceremony in
2011. He thanks a number of persons who helped him to reach this level,
including his family members, Principal, Cricket master-in-charge, coach
and academic staff.