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All content to 28 October 2017 is now in Talk:Cricket/Archive 13. Jack | talk page 08:50, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 November 2017[edit]

Dipen patel 2952000 (talk) 04:49, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

cricket is the great game

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format.--MorbidEntree - (Talk to me! (っ◕‿◕)っ♥)(please reply using {{ping}}) 04:57, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 April 2018[edit]

The article states:

If a fielder is injured or becomes ill during a match, a substitute is allowed to field instead of him, but the substitute cannot bowl, act as a captain or keep wicket...

This was changed in 2017, I believe. For instance, it happened today in the IPL: Johnroblawson (talk) 02:15, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

 Note: Will be checking the details and adding. ~ Winged BladesGodric 06:42, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
 Question: Paging @Winged Blades of Godric: Were you still looking into this? Didn't want to inadvertently step on your toes by editing this for User:Johnroblawson. OhKayeSierra (talk) 06:44, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
@Winged Blades of Godric: re-ping just in case. L293D ( • ) 00:56, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
 Done Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 19:57, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

An umpire signals a decision to the scorers[edit]

As the contributor comments, "I'm not entirely sure what the umpire (Simon Taufel) is signalling, but I'm sure it's important."

I'm sure this isn't any official signal, and it probably isn't a signal to the scorers at all. Anyone got a picture of a commonplace signal of some significance?

Atconsul (talk) 11:32, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

It's a bit ambiguous. He could be calling byes or he could be giving a batsman out. On first glance I thought the former, but when I blew it up, I thought the latter. Yes, we ought to replace it, it's not a great photo for this reason and others. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 13:29, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Bail or Bails?[edit]

In the very first paragraph, it says "*a bail* balanced on three stumps". Is the Bail (cricket) article wrong, or is this wrong? This one seems to be, but I am surprised. Am I missing something? Peacedance (talk) 17:41, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Ha! You are right. There are two bails, not one. I believe there was only one bail way back in antiquity when there were only two stumps. Only one bail needs to be removed for a dismissal to be possible, though. Well spotted. Scribbles by The Scribbler (talk) 21:21, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 November 2018[edit]

The introduction says "When ten players have been dismissed, the innings end and the teams swap roles." Shouldn't that be "innings ends"? (talk) 13:50, 30 November 2018 (UTC) (talk) 13:50, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: the innings (plural) end (plural). It could have been "inning (singular) ends (singular)" but "innings (plural) ends (singular)" in wrong DannyS712 (talk) 16:17, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Could someone perform the edit I requested above? Clearly DannyS doesn't understand that "innings" can be singular in cricket. (talk) 19:44, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

 Done, but as an American, this sounds horribly wrong, so it's understandable that this was denied at first without additional explanation. Usage of "innings" as a singular is apparently a British English thing, and since the rest of the article follows this usage and since this article uses British English, I've gone ahead and made the change, strange as it seems to me. –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 20:51, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
@Deacon Vorbis: thanks. Sorry, I should have been more careful. Apologies to the IP editor. --DannyS712 (talk) 22:01, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 April 2019[edit]

Add Cricket test world cup Namanjn10555 (talk) 18:16, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. ‑‑ElHef (Meep?) 18:22, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 April 2019[edit]

The article states:

New European cricket league is now <a href=" ">EURO T20 SLAM </a> league which is officially organized under the cap of ICC. Which is held at Netherland, Scotlands, and Ireland from 30th August to 22 September 2019 Johnroblawson (talk) 02:15, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

 Note: Will be checking the details and adding. ~ Winged BladesGodric 06:42, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Runs for wickets vs. wickets for runs[edit]

In the entire cricketing world, except Australia, a score is given as e.g. 156 (runs) for 7 (wickets). In Australia it's the reverse: 7 for 156. Can anyone tell me how and why and when this change happened Down Under? -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 23:14, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Apparently, it was Ned Gregory's fault. [1]. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 18:58, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Cricket (disambiguation) which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 13:30, 17 September 2019 (UTC)