Howzat! Wick­et­keeper Matthew Wade catches a buyer

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AUS­TRALIAN test wick­et­keeper Matthew Wade has scored a quick-fire sale for his Highett home.

The crick­eter and wife Ju­lia found a buyer for 5 Sy­den­ham St be­fore it even hit the mar­ket.

The Wades have lived at the fourbed­room res­i­dence for al­most four years, wel­com­ing daugh­ter Win­ter, born al­most a year ago.

Mrs Wade said they were sell­ing their home to down­size, and planned to rent some­where in the area and also pos­si­bly buy an in­vest­ment prop­erty.

She said the de­ci­sion to sell came be­fore her hus­band con­sid­ered switch­ing his cricket al­le­giance from Vic­to­ria to home state Tas­ma­nia.

It was re­ported last month that the 29-year-old was in talks with Cricket Tas­ma­nia, and had cited fam­ily rea­sons for the pos­si­ble move south.

“We only have one child, and with Matt trav­el­ling a lot, it’s too big for us,” Mrs Wade said. “Matt hasn’t spent more than two weeks at home since Win­ter was born.” Pride, Prahran, di­rec­tors

Bernie Vince and Char­lie Cle­mons inked the sale for an undis­closed amount.

Prop­erty Con­fi­den­tial un­der­stands the fig­ure was in the mid-to-high $1 mil­lion range. The house’s last sale was for $1,187,500 in May 2013, ac­cord­ing to CoreLogic.

Mr Cle­mons said the home was due to go un­der the ham­mer on March 18. But the first buy­ers to in­spect the prop­erty in­stantly fell in love with it.

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