THE outstanding 2019/20 Sheffield Shield by Nowra's Nic Maddinson with Victoria has seen him crowned the competition's joint Player of the Year.
Maddinson shares the honour with New South Wales' Moises Henriques, as both players tied for the Cricket Australia award on 16 votes.
They finished three umpire votes ahead of Western Australia's Cameron Green (13 votes) and Shaun Marsh (11 votes), with Victorian paceman Peter Siddle (10 votes) rounding out the top five.
It is just the fifth time in 45 years the award has been shared, the last tie coming back in the season of 2001/02.
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It's the first time either Maddinson or Henriques has been crowned the winner and breaks up a sequence of three straight seasons in which the award went to a fast bowler after Chadd Sayers (the 2016/17 winner), Chris Tremain (17/18) and Scott Boland (18/19).
Maddinson was the competition's leading run scorer, amassing 780 runs at an impressive average of 86.67.
The 28-year-old's highest score of 224 came in the opening round against South Australia, while his second century helped Victoria defeat New South Wales at the SCG.
The Bomaderry High School alumnus also compiled another five scores of 50 or more along with 23 sixes.
Only he and South Australia's Tom Cooper (16) hit more than ten maximums for the season.
Other award winners announced this week include Ashleigh Gardner (Lord's Taverners Indigenous Player of the Year) and Paul Wilson (Cricket Australia Umpire Award) - while Tasmania took out the both the men's and the women's Spirit of Cricket awards, with their men's side earning the most votes outright while their women's team were joint winners in a three-way tie with ACT and NSW.
Previously, Marcus Stoinis and Sophie Devine had been announced as the Big Bash players of the season, Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja shared the One-Day Cup award while Nicole Bolton was the Women's National Cricket League player of the year.