Versatile Devin in two state teams

Devin Liyanage has not limited himself to a single sport. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d408375
Devin Liyanage has not limited himself to a single sport. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d408375

The Rossmoyne Senior High School student said he had played cricket for the Willetton cricket club since moving to Riverton in 2004 from Sri Lanka.

‘Dad and I used to play out the front of our old house just for a bit of fun,’ he said.

Devin said he had had a passion for cricket since he was a child and his dad influenced his love of it.

‘My dad definitely had an influence, we would watch the cricket together and he still really likes coming to watch me play,’ he said.

Devin said he was an opening pace bowler for the state team and wanted to play cricket professionally.

‘I think I’m on the right track to playing at a professional level,’ he said.

Devin said he started playing volleyball for fitness and to meet people and then realised he wanted to take it more seriously.

He is now the captain of the WA under 16s volleyball team.

Devin said has been playing cricket since under 10s and volleyball since under 14s.

On top of playing in two state teams, Devin has been the champion boy in athletics at Rossmoyne SHS four years running since first attending the school in Year 7.

He holds school records for the 200m running, long jump and high jump events.