Howzat for a reno?

ALEKS and Andrew Marer are not big cricket fans, but don’t tell their neighbours. When the couple moved in to the 90-year-old character home in Virginia eight years ago, they had no idea of its history.

Words: Elizabeth Tilley

THE quintessential Queenslander was the childhood home of the late cricket great Ken ‘Slasher’ Mackay, who played 37 tests for Australia and scored more than 1500 runs. “In the area, it’s quite well known for its history,” Mrs Marer said. “The...

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