Sydney Shires First Grade Team of the Year
Date of Event Sydney Shires Competition: Fri May 15, 2020 4:59PM

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 Shires Competition Sub-Committee introduced the Merit XI to recognise the leading players in the First Grade Competition. Selection into the team is based on statistics from the preliminary round only. Eleven players are selected including the five highest run-scorers, the leading all-rounder, the four leading wicket takers, the leading wicketkeeper, with the Shires Player of the Year, named as captain. Any players tied on the same number of runs or wickets are separated by superior average, and in the case of wicketkeepers, by most runs.


Commemorative caps are to be presented to all players with caps numbered from 1 to 11 with the captain receiving the number 1 cap, and then followed in batting order.


Captain and All-rounder

Tahmidul Islam (Balmain South Sydney): 338 runs & 56 wickets


Paul Donovan (Strathfield): 951 runs

Cosikan Beadle (Pennant Hills): 633 runs

Ross Zelem (Warringah): 571 runs

Nouman Ali (Macquarie University): 568 runs

Greg Hunt (Lane Cove) 558 runs


Kaoser Ahmed (Balmain South Sydney): 34 dismissals


Muhammad Ali (Auburn): 46 wickets

Daniel Yates (Georges River): 39 wickets

Brenton Wright (Burwood Briars): 38 wickets

Joe Scarcella (Lane Cove): 35 wickets


Last updated: Friday May 15, 2020 5:00PM