15 Daimler Drive, Bundall. 15 Daimler Drive, Bundall. 15 Daimler Drive, Bundall.A BUNDALL mansion with a resort-inspired wraparound pool has sold for $2.405 million – the biggest sale on the Gold Coast this week.The waterfront house at 15 Daimler Drive has an open-plan design, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors revealing water views among its standout features.Sellers Tom Snow and his wife Debbie bought the property in 1998 and lived in the existing house before building their dream home seven years ago. 15 Daimler Drive, Bundall. 15 Daimler Drive, Bundall. 15 Daimler Drive, Bundall. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago15 Daimler Drive, Bundall.The pair looked at many designs before settling on theirs but had a particular focus on creating a seamless connection between the house and canalfront.It comes with all the extras you would expect of a luxurious Gold Coast home – a parents’ retreat, butler’s pantry, media room and jetty.Isaac and Maria Genc of Genc & Co negotiated the sale.
Allderdice will return two of their stars from last year’s title team in junior guard Justin Dobbs and forward Ben Mickens who were each very key players as tenth graders.They also will experience one of the most dramatic drop-offs in the City with the departure of seven players due to graduation, including the New Pittsburgh Courier’s Player of the Year Ishmeal Swain, who averaged a team-high 16.3 points per game.“Guys like Mickens and Dobbs are both young and experienced,” McDonald said. “They will come in along with our seniors (6-4 Cameron Bailey) and (6-3 Eric Mallinger) and will be competitive. That’s our goal every single year and we won’t settle for anything less than that.”Carrick will feature some guys who will move from the field-turf surface at Cupples Stadium to the hardwood as multi-sport performers. 5-10 guard Rasheed McKamey and 6-0 junior Jajuan Thomas will head up that list for the Raiders.“We will have some definite challenges going into the season,” Carrick coach Walt Millinski said. “One of things is eligibility. As of now, all our key guys are eligible. We want them to get better at that. We plan to make sure that they take accountability for their stuff in the classroom so that they can come out and perform.”Perry will return starters in senior guard Marcus Smith and 6-3 forward Greg McGhee. As the runner-up in the City, they will be one of the teams to beat as well.“We’re gonna be a very tough team this year,” Perry coach Marco Corona said. “Allderdice’s talent is off the chart. I believe that they have better talent than us but we will come out and compete at our highest level. The games are electric and may be even more so this year.”“I fully expect Perry to be tough again this year,” McDonald said. “You can never leave them out of the equation for those who will be left to compete for the title, when it’s time next year.”Oliver will be devastated by an 11-man drop off in the 2010-11 season due to graduation.“Coach White does such great work at Oliver but man did they lose a lot of guys this year,” McDonald said. “They may need some time to rebuild but I expect them to be back soon.”But when it comes down to it, despite being picked to be a surprise, coach Millinski deeply believes that it will be Allderdice’s league—once again, this season.“It’s really nice of (McDonald) to say that,” Millinski said. “But I think it will be Allderdice back on top this year. No doubt about it. It’s just the way that it’s been over the past few years and I think that they still have that momentum.” BEN MICKENS (William McBride/File Photos) by Malik Vincent For New Pittsburgh Courier Allderdice basketball coach Andre McDonald says he is confident that his team will be a solid contender for its third consecutive City League championship this season.However, he also believes that there will be a surprise team in the League this season.“I think Carrick is going to shock some people this year,” McDonald said. “They’ll have some good athletes and will hang in there from what I’ve seen out of certain players of theirs over the summer.”
Image Courtesy: Reuters/Twitter(@BLACKCAPS)Advertisement Team India has succumbed to another defeat in the final match of the Test series against New Zealand, as the hosts clinch a 2-0 victory. Another failure of the batting order, and Virat Kohli and his squad have suffered an embarrassing defeat in the 3rd day of the game today, winding up their lengthy tour of the Kiwis to a shameful conclusion. Bundling out the visitors by 124, New Zealand chased down the target with 7 wickets at hand today in Christchurch.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/Twitter(@BLACKCAPS)With Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant on strike, India resumed their score of 97 for 6 from tomorrow, but couldn’t battle it out against an overwhelming Kiwi bowling squad. Both Vihari (9) and Pant (4) saw early dismissals, and tail enders Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah had the same fate. However, Ravindra Jadeja, who set the Hagnely Oval on a frenzy after that superhuman catch yesterday, made an effort of 16, with one boundary and one over boundary, keeping his strike till the end.The Black Caps pacer duo Tim Southee and Trent Boult continued their hunt, as they picked up a total of 7 wickets. Boult dismissed Pant to make it his fourth wicket of the match, and Southee completed a triple strike, picking Vihari and Shami today.Advertisement With a target set of 132, the New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell started the chase with brilliant double fifties. Latham scored 52, including ten fours, and Blundell landed a 55, consisting of eight boundaries and a single six.The opening duo’s stunning efforts already sealed New Zealand’s victory, as even low scores from the middle order batsmen had the hosts winning the match. Skipper Kane Williamson, who’s bad form continues in the series, scored only five, equal to Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls, who both kept their strike till the end of the chase.Advertisement Umesh Yadav, who is in the squad as a replacement for Ishant Sharma, picked Latham’s wicket. Bumrah secured two wickets, dismissing Blundell and Williamson.In the post match interview, a gloomy Kohli lamented for the team not being up to the mark.“We accept it upfront and if we have to win away from home, we have to do that. No excuses, just learning moving forward. In Tests, we weren’t able to play the cricket we wanted to,” the 31 year old told reporters.While praising the bowlers who had an appreciable performance across the two Tests, Kohli stated that the batsmen didn’t do justice to their bowling counterparts.“Disappointing, have to go back to the drawing board and correct things going forward,” the Men in Blue captain concluded.Also read-Here’s how Ravindra Jadeja reacted to his gravity defying catch against New ZealandDoes Ravi Shastri need to be replaced for team India to do better in overseas conditions? Advertisement