Fiona Killman, Real Estate Reporter
First published 4 Oct 2023, 5:00am
Australian cricket skipper Pat Cummins’ family home is for sale.
It was backyard cricket with a twist – Aussie cricket captain Pat Cummins and his older brothers would wet down the backyard to be as muddy as possible.
Then the fun began as the brothers and their mates played in some seriously slippery and challenging conditions.
With the Cummins’ Blue Mountains family home on the market, the memories are resurfacing not only for Pat and the family but for family friend and real estate agent Daniel Jennings.
“It’s Pat’s childhood home, the family have lived there for 38 years,” Mr Jennings, of Dukes Estate Agents, said.
Pat Cummins in action during game one of the One Day International series between India and Australia in September. Picture: Pankaj Nangia/Getty
Images of Pat and his brothers playing in the backyard. Source: Instagram
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“There’s plenty of things that have gone on in that home, and of course the backyard.”
Mr Jennings grew up with Pat and his older brothers, also playing cricket with them.
“We’d go over to their place after cricket and they would wet down the backyard and it was absolutely damaging to each others’ bodies,” he said.
“There was some serious sliding and there was a trampoline at the back to stop the ball.
“That backyard was made for cricket – it’s hard to find that much space in a backyard.”
The Ashes hero posted his backyard memories and images to Instagram.
The backyard was wet down for extra skid with the trampoline as an “electric wickie”. Picture: Instagram
Image of the “pitch” today, as the house is listed for sale.
“As a kid I loved playing cricket with my two brothers in the backyard,” he posted.
“We would mow a pitch, wet the grass for extra skid and have the trampoline as electric wickie.”
Mr Jennings said Pat and his brothers were “on a different level” when it came to cricket.
“That’s why he went on to captain Australia and I went on to sell real estate,” he laughed.
The property where it all started for the top fast bowler is for sale in Mount Riverview with a price guide of $1.5m-$1.6m.
The four bedroom home on Rusden Rd was where Peter and Maria Cummins raised five children including sons Matt, Tim and Pat and daughters Laura and Kara.
Maria Cummins passed away in March after a battle with breast cancer with Pat previously speaking of his mum’s inspiration and strength fighting cancer and raising five children.
Pat Cummins with his mother Maria, left, and sisters in Cardiff in 2015. Picture: Instagram
Brothers Pat, Tim and Matt Cummins back in 2010 when they played for Penrith’s first grade cricket team.
Tim (left) and Pat Cummins with their dad Peter in 2012.
The home has already had plenty of interest from locals and people in the Penrith area who are drawn to its size of nearly 2000sq m, location and price point.
Mr Jennings said it was an emotional sale for the family.
“It’s definitely a big time for the family, they have been there so long and are well loved in the community,” he said.
“Often around here you hear people speaking of Pat. They either taught him at school or played cricket with him. Everyone is keen to say they know Pat.”
The house in Mount Riverview has been owned by the family for 38 years.
Mr Jennings said it had been modernised inside over the years.
The house has generated a lot of interest in the community.
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The Cummins family have done work over the years to modernise the home, with features including open plan living spaces, new master ensuite and a heated pool.
The listing described it as an “ideal sanctuary for a growing family” with an “open grass area that the kids will love”.
Cummins, who is regarded among the best fast bowlers in Test cricket, lives in Bronte with his wife Becky and their son Albie.
Pat and Becky’s home, Figtree House, in Bronte.
Pat and wife Becky at the 2023 Australian Cricket Awards. Picture: Jonathan Ng
Cummins paid circa $9.5m for Figtree House, a beautifully revived Victorian manor described as the “grand dame of Chesterfield Parade”.
The five-bedroom residence is on a 670sq m block, a huge upgrade from the three-bedroom apartment in Clovelly he bought in 2013.
Prior to that he was commuting from the family home to Sydney for training.
Childhood pic of Pat Cummins
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