Herald Sun - Property

Cricketer’s shot at sale

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ASTALWART of Australian cricket is pulling up stumps at his Parkdale home of 36 years. PHIL O’MEARA — whose lengthy playing career has included time in Western Australia’s Sheffield Shield squad alongside legends DENNIS LILLEE, ROD MARSH and KIM HUGHES — and his wife, ANNE, have $1.15-$1.2m price hopes for 8 Meribah Court.

O’Meara only played one first-class match, for WA in 1978. But he starred in WA grade cricket, and played and captained at both Premier and Sub

District League levels in Victoria. Today, the 69-year-old is chairman of the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Associatio­n and still pads up to play.

CoreLogic records show his Parkdale home last changed hands in 1984 for $74,000. Buxton Bentleigh’s John Rombotis said the O’Mearas had since raised their kids and hosted their grandchild­ren at the four-bedroom house in a “family-orientated area”.

They installed new carpet and downlights, and repainted ahead of the home’s December 21 twilight auction.

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