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Shires Premiers 2019/20
Date of Event Sydney Shires Competition: Mon May 11, 2020 5:56PM

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the annual Sydney Shires Premiers Dinner had to be cancelled for the 2019/20 season. All major Individual and Team Award winners were announced via social media to recognize those players and teams that had exceptional performances throughout the season.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about an abrupt halt to the 2019/20 season with all competitions ceasing immediately after the Qualifying Final stage. The SCA and the Shires Sub-Committee determined that all Minor Premiers would be awarded their respective premierships.

 

As a result of this decision, the following Premiership winners were determined:

 

Club Championship (The Dave Tribolet Trophy) – Burwood Briars

The Shires Club Championship is one of Shires cricket’s most prestigious awards. Clubs have contested the Club Championship annually since 1957 and every season, each club plays 58 matches to determine which will be declared the champion club. Burwood Briars won the Shires Club Championship for the eighth consecutive season and for the 23rd time overall, by a margin of 66 points over Auburn with Warringah in third position.

 

Shires First Grade (The RB Clark Cup) – Auburn CC

Auburn were determined the First Grade Premiers by the SCA as they finished the regular season as Minor Premiers by 10 points over Second Placed Lane Cove with Burwood Briars in Third Position. This was Auburn’s sixth First Grade Premiership and their first since 1989/90. Strathfield’s Paul Donovan was the leading batsmen with 951 runs while Balmain South Sydney’s Tahmidul Islam was the leading bowler with 63 wickets.

 

Shires Second Grade (The SJ Mayne Trophy) – Auburn CC

Auburn were determined the Second Grade Premiers by the SCA as they finished the regular season as Minor Premiers by 2 points over Second Placed Burwood Briars with Lane in Third Position. This was Auburn’s third Second Grade Premiership and their first since 2009/10. Georges River’s Ben Saunders was the leading batsmen with 655 runs while Auburn’s Najeeb Azzimi was the leading bowler with 41 wickets.

 

Shires Third Grade (The JB Hollander Cup) – Strathfield CC

Strathfield were determined the Third Grade Premiers by the SCA as they finished the regular season as Minor Premiers by 4 points over Second Placed Burwood Briars with Warringah in Third Position. Strathfield were able defend their premiership after securing the JB Hollander Trophy last season making it their fourth Third Grade Premiership overall. Auburn’s Marlon Meurling was the leading batsmen with 528 runs while Strathfield’s Kartikey Trivedi was the leading bowler with 42 wickets.

 

Shires Fourth Grade (The Harry Culbert Trophy) – Strathfield CC

Strathfield were determined the Fourth Grade Premiers by the SCA as they finished the regular season as Minor Premiers by 5 points over Second Placed Burwood Briars with Warringah in Third Position. This was the fourth occasion Strathfield had won the Fourth Grade Premiership and their first since 1994/95. Warringah’s Harrison Kantor-Smith was the leading batsmen with 419 runs while Strathfield’s Abhishek Nahar was the leading bowler with 44 wickets.

 

Shires Fifth Grade (The Tim Creer Cup) – Balmain South Sydney CC

For the first season the Tim Creer Cup was incorporated into the Sydney Shires Competition and was recognized as Shires Fifth Grade. Competition points earned in Shires Fifth Grade weren’t included in the Club Championships. Balmain South Sydney were determined the Premiers by the SCA as they finished the regular season as Minor Premiers by 7 points over Second Placed Georges River with Mount Pritchard-Southern Districts in Third Position. Georges River’s Wade Butler was the leading batsmen with 673 runs while North West Sydney’s Siva Majji was the leading bowler with 31 wickets.

 

Frank Gray Shield (U24’s) - Lindfield CC

The Frank Gray Shield was able to complete their season with Georges River and Lindfield facing off in the Grand Final at Bexley Oval. Lindfield won the Frank Gray Shield for the third time and the first since 1996/97 after defeating Georges River by 5 runs in what was a thrilling final. Lindfield’s Joshua Trewin was awarded the David Gilbert Medal for Player of the Final for his innings of 92. Lindfield’s Samuel Tapner was the leading batsmen with 308 runs during the season while Burwood’s Damian Price was the leading bowler with 15 wickets.

 

The Chappelow Cup – Macquarie University CC

The Chappelow Cup was contested for the first time as it replaced the previously named Tim Creer Cup Division B competition. Macquarie University were determined the Premiers by the SCA as they finished the regular season as Minor Premiers by 8 points over Second Placed Balmain South Sydney Knights with Mount Pritchard-Southern Districts Gold in Third Position.

Last updated: Monday May 11, 2020 5:59PM