Ben Cutting’s plans for life after cricket are for property development. Picture: Peter WallisEVEN though he plans to have a few more years on the field, Australian cricket all-rounder Ben Cutting, already has an eye to the future and that future is property development.Cutting, 30, now owns four properties, his home at Hawthorne, an investment property he bought at Morningside which he may redevelop in the future and a house he built at Aster St, Cannon Hill, which is also rented out.He has also bought another block of land at Stanton St, Cannon Hill for $530,000.Glenn Bool of Place Bulimba has been assisting and advising Cutting with his foray into property in the last few years and helping him with the deals.Cutting has now finalised plans to build a Hamptons style home on the latest block which he will either sell or rent out on completion.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by You could possibly squeeze a cricket pitch into the backyard of Cutting’s Cannon Hill investment property. Source: CoreLogic“Playing cricket doesn’t last for ever, unfortunately,’’ he said.“Many finish up playing in their mid thirties.’’“It (Staton St) is my second block of land it is one of four properties I own.’’While he isn’t on the tools during a build, Cutting said he tried to be as involved as possible in his projects – between cricket commitments.He’s already learnt some valuable lessons – most importantly that the cost of construction can quickly increase.Mr Bool said he has worked closely with Cutting for the last three years to help set up his property development life for after cricket.In terms of cricket Cutting is no preparing for the Big Bash season which kicks off in December.
No.2 seeded Angelique Kerber started her US Open tennis campaign with a comfortable win against Polona Hercog, who retired from the match down 0-6, 0-1.”To be honest, it’s never the way I would like to finish the match, but I went out there to feel my rhythm and start the tournament well. I played the first set really good, so this is what I will take from this match, that I’m playing my tennis,” Kerber said after the match here on Monday.”For me, it’s always tricky the first few rounds. So it’s always good to have the first round done. Just now focusing on the next rounds,” she was quoted as saying by wtatennis.com. (Also read: Rafael Nadal completes straight-sets win in first round at US Open)The 28-year-old left hander is bidding to win her second Grand Slam title in 2016, a feat which would see her potentially unseat Serena Williams and reach the women’s singles No.1 ranking.”I mean, for sure I want to be one day No. 1, I think this is a goal from everybody, especially also for me,” Kerber said.”But I will not be putting too much pressure on myself like I said a lot of times, because I know that when I put the pressure I’m not playing my tennis then. (Also read: Novak Djokovic struggles into second round at US Open)”You know, I will go out there to win every match going step by step. If the day will come someday it will be amazing. But, yeah, just let’s see. I have to win few more matches.”advertisement