Ashton Agar and His Heritage

Kumudu Jayawardana, in Ceylon Today, 16 February 2022, where the title reads “Aussie opener Ashton Agar is proud of his Sri Lankan origin”

Ashton Agar, who opened batting for Australia in the third T20I in Canberra today (15th Feb), has a Sri Lankan origin. While his father is an Australian, the mother is a Sri Lankan, Sonia Hewawissa. Ashton is the grandson of Nala Hewawissa who played cricket for Dharmaraja College, Kandy.

  Ashton with his parents




Sonia, who emigrated to Australia in 1974, says her eldest son is proud of his Sri Lankan descent. After playing for Western Australia, under-19 national team and the Perch Scorchers, Ashton was called up for national duties in 2013. He had his ODI debut in 2015 and played his first T20I in the following year.

the three Agar lads as budding cricketers …. from Melbourne [anaspect missed by Jayawardana]





ALSO NOTE .... previous presentations of the AGAR PHENOMENON in Thuppahi 

  the Agar lads as cricketers when attending de la Salle College in Melbourne ….. AND,  then, as teenagers






    Wes Agar with award for being cricketer of the year for Adelaide Strikers





the Agar family at Lords when Ashton first turned out for Australia





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