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.
Each season, the First Grade Player of the Year is assessed by officiating umpires on a 3-2-1 basis in each First-Grade match during the preliminary rounds.
The winner of the First Grade Player of the Year for 2019/20 is Balmain South Sydney’s Tahmidul Islam who won the award with 21 votes. Islam scored 338 runs at an average of 42.25 and took 56 wickets at an average of 11.09 during the voting period as well as captaining his team to their first First Grade Finals series since 2009/10.