User talk:BlackJack

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from User:BlackJack)
Jump to: navigation, search
This editor is a Master Editor III and is entitled to display this Bufonite Editor Star.
Blackjack! The face cards (Jack, Queen, and King) count as 10 points, and the Ace counts as 1 or 11.
United States Government 1875 reissue of the original 1863 "Black Jack" postage stamp

Contents

Miscellany

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and vote pages using three tildes, like this: ~~~. Four tildes (~~~~) produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! Courtkittie 20:30, 31 July 2005 (UTC)

Sandboxes

Archived topics

Messages

Category:Postage by country

Category:Postage by country, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. – Fayenatic London 12:36, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Too late to take part but I wouldn't have opposed the nom. I guess the project outgrew the category which was created seven years ago. ----Jack | talk page 13:55, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Elyard

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Elyard requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please read more about what is generally accepted as notable.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, you can place a request here. Launchballer 13:32, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

I removed the speedy deletion nomination, as the player clear meets the WP Cricket's notability criteria. JH (talk page) 18:28, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. He definitely played a first-class match. --Jack | talk page 16:33, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for April 22

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Bill Bowes, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Harrow (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:49, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Corrected. Jack | talk page 11:18, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Bowes

Not a problem; that to-do list is largely bollocks anyway, and I don't particularly work from it. I might be able to help a bit though, as I have a copy of his (pretty marvellous) autobiography. There was also a nice article in one of the recent Yorkshire CCC yearbooks, and if you have that Gentlemen and Players book, Bowes is in there a lot. If not, ping me for anything I can get for you. It would be nice to go for GA/FA with it. Also, when I worked on Leyland, I used quite a few of the Wisden summaries to avoid getting long lists of stats; Johnlp has the required volumes if you want to go down this road. Sarastro1 (talk) 20:41, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

And to be fair, "Sir" hasn't been quite as horrible as I'd expected (although I'm a long way from being a fan), even accounting for Swanton's hagiography. In my book, Walter Robins was far, far worse. Although there was a bit of antagonism between Allen and Yorkshire, I think, particularly with Bowes. Sarastro1 (talk) 20:44, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
And I see you have the Bowes autobiography, so ignore that one! (Although mine is signed!) Sarastro1 (talk) 20:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Marshall, actually. See Allen's bibliography if you want details. I can recommend it; it's quite gossipy and lacking on specifics, but worth reading and pulls few punches. Sarastro1 (talk) 20:50, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Bandy merger

I propose to merge List of bandy clubs in the United States, American Bandy Association, and American Bandy League into a new article titled, Bandy in the United States. These three articles are all short, with a significant amount of overlap. A single article could include all of the information contained in those three, and present a more robust and better organized view of the topic. Please discuss this proposal at Talk:List of bandy clubs in the United States. -- RoySmith (talk) 00:14, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for April 29

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Australian Imperial Force Touring XI, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page The Referee (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:51, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 8

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

Albert Bennett (cricketer) (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to St Helens
Henry Bennett (cricketer) (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to Pilsley, Derbyshire
Mike Beddow (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to St Helens
Tom Bailey (cricketer) (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to Preston

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:48, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

All fixed. Jack | talk page 17:41, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 25

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

English cricket team in Australia and New Zealand in 1878–79 (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to Hoboken
South African cricket team in New Zealand in 1994–95 (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to Ken Rutherford

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:49, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Both done. Didn't know there are THREE Hobokens! Jack | talk page 09:57, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Your note

Hi. :) I just noticed this. That was a substitution error at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Rugby_league#Copyright_concerns_related_to_your_project. I've fixed it, so if you want to leave a note there now, you certainly can! --Moonriddengirl (talk) 11:50, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

History of Bangladeshi cricket

This is an automated message from CorenSearchBot. I have performed a web search with the contents of History of Bangladeshi cricket, and it appears to include material copied directly from http://bangladeshcricketarchive.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/history/.

It is possible that the bot is confused and found similarity where none actually exists. If that is the case, you can remove the tag from the article. The article will be reviewed to determine if there are any copyright issues.

If substantial content is duplicated and it is not public domain or available under a compatible license, it will be deleted. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material. You may use such publications as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. See our copyright policy for further details. (If you own the copyright to the previously published content and wish to donate it, see Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials for the procedure.) CorenSearchBot (talk) 13:12, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 12

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited History of Bangladeshi cricket, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Nazimuddin (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:48, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Fixed. Jack | talk page 12:54, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Your contributed article, History of cricket in Bangladesh

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

Hello, I noticed that you recently created a new page, History of cricket in Bangladesh. First, thank you for your contribution; Wikipedia relies solely on the efforts of volunteers such as you. Unfortunately, the page you created covers a topic on which we already have a page – History of Bangladeshi cricket. Because of the duplication, your article has been tagged for speedy deletion. Please note that this is not a comment on you personally and we hope you will continue helping to improve Wikipedia. If the topic of the article you created is one that interests you, then perhaps you would like to help out at History of Bangladeshi cricket – you might like to discuss new information at the article's talk page.

If you think the article you created should remain separate, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, you can place a request here. Additionally if you would like to have someone review articles you create before they go live so they are not nominated for deletion shortly after you post them, allow me to suggest the article creation process and using our search feature to find related information we already have in the encyclopedia. Try not to be discouraged. Wikipedia looks forward to your future contributions. Jack | talk page 03:47, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Young (MCC cricketer) for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Young (MCC cricketer) is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Young (MCC cricketer) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 15:02, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Category 1909 in Ceylon

I happened to notice that you've added the category "1909 in Ceylon" to an article. Unfortunately that category doesn't appear to exist. I don't know whether "1909 in Sri Lanka" exists as an alternative, even though Ceylon wouldn't be renamed Sri Lanka for another 60 or 70 years. JH (talk page) 20:27, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I'm trying to clarify the history of tours in Ceylon and Sri Lanka which is a bit of a mess. I'm working on tours in all other countries too and a few are now completed. With these ccyy in country categories, the series tend to be incomplete with the missing years awaiting an article that uses them so I need to create this 1909 one along with several others. The switchover from Ceylon to Sri Lanka is in about 1971, I think. Jack | talk page 18:59, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Copy-paste move

Hi! I'm sure you know that copy-and-paste isn't the way to move an article. I've reversed what you did at History of cricket in Bangladesh and asked for (another!) history merge. If you want to move it to a different title, requested moves is probably the way to go. This clumsily-written note is instead of the template customary in these cases. Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 00:55, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I know. The problem was the copyvio investigation and the need to preserve the good content. But I'm happy to have the original article restored without the bad content. Thanks. Jack | talk page 18:53, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 5

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Pakistani cricket team in Ceylon in 1948–49, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Mohammed Saeed. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:50, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Done. Jack | talk page 09:08, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 12

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

English cricket team in Ceylon and Pakistan in 1968–69
added a link pointing to Saeed Ahmed
Pakistani cricket team in Australia in 1978–79
added a link pointing to Majid Khan

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:56, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Done. Jack | talk page 09:53, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

No, I'm Spartacus...

I saw. Very droll. I'm getting very confused who I really am, as there was another edit earlier this year that bracketed me with some quite different characters. Ho hum. Johnlp (talk) 12:07, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

ANI

I'm a bit red-faced, for having failed (along with anyone else, I think) to notify you about the ANI case. However, it didn't take long to figure out what the complainant was up to. The funny thing about sockpuppets and block-evaders is that they often seem to think they're the first ones who ever tried it. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 12:42, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

That's certainly true of this one. Repeatedly. No need to apologise as I was keeping tabs on the IP contribs in case he attacked anyone else. All the best. Jack | talk page 12:44, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

West Indies

Hi Jack. Great work on all the tour articles. Just one question: surely tours of the West Indies should be titled "Team X in the West Indies in YYYY", rather than simply "Team X in West Indies in YYYY"? Cheers, Jenks24 (talk) 12:55, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Jenks. Actually, I agree but there was a consensus years ago. I know why. It's because CricketArchive uses titles like "New Zealand in West Indies 2014" and it was thought we should comply with that. If you like, we could take it up at CRIC. What do you think? Jack | talk page 13:19, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Ah, OK. Thought it might be something like that. Worth taking up at CRIC I think, "in West Indies" just looks so jarring to me. Jenks24 (talk) 13:28, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for starting the discussion. Jenks24 (talk) 16:33, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
No problem, Jenks. Jack | talk page 08:08, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Re: Want a good laugh?

Hello me! Yes, I also shouldn't be talking to myself!!! You would really hope people would have better things to be doing with their time, instead of obsessing over you and I and our contributions. I can only imagine this Daft creature is a rather lonesome character. Amusingly, he claims to be watching the Scheldt from his window... yet his IP is coming up near Kidderminster. I think our Daft friend might have gotten himself lost, or confused... either or! Howzat?Out!Out!Out! (talk) 18:26, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

He claims to be a solicitor and yet he cannot differentiate between a threat, which of necessity pertains to a potential FUTURE action, and a report, in this case information about a PAST action which has probably been done already. Well, I see I have just received his "last-ever message" to me (and he "means it") so I must now face the future without his invaluable guidance and mentoring. How will I cope? As Winston Churchill said, I will just have to KBO, I suppose.
After another short trip to SPI, of course, and this time a request for CU as apparently he has a whole battalion of trolls under his command. You've seen it all before.
Anyway, I've noticed all the categorisation work you've done lately as it has touched on many of the 18th century players and this is good stuff as I think the system needs better and more thorough categorisation as an aid to reader navigation. I've been trying to tie up loose ends and repair categorisation in the international tour articles; working on West Indies at the moment.
All the best. Jack | talk page 08:31, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, he left me a most romantic "parting" comment. I though the way he was obsessing he would ask me on a date, alas it's not to be! I do like this though, his comment to you where he says, "As you could not resist more offensive remarks we leave with a list of crimes...". And he claims you have multiple personalities! Who are "we"?
I finally got through MCC category, which took an age and compiled a list of fc MCC cricketers who don't have an article... just 839 players outstanding! I'll try and set up some categories for the early "J Blogs XI" teams. I also have a list of English first-class teams here, but am at a loss of a quick way to find out total matches played, won and lost and overall win/loss %. Liking your tour work, very thorough! Howzat?Out!Out!Out! (talk) 23:02, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
I've always found MCC a daunting prospect and not surprised there are so many, especially in the 19th century. I believe we do have articles or stubs about all players up to the early 1830s. Without those, I think your figure would be well over the thousand. I'll keep an eye on the list and see if I can help at some stage but I'll have to finish all the tours first now I've started. For the first-class win/loss stats, you could try the ACS via their website as they just might have something like that. They probably would welcome the enquiry and try to assist. All the best. Jack | talk page 05:00, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

It was quite interesting, found many who we had done as "J. Smith" who I managed to find their full names and a bit about them, one of them was a Norfolk MP and merchant. Those who say nothing will ever be discovered about them are talking nonsense. On the subject of our Daft friend, it seems his socks are coming out of the drawer. Amusingly he doesn't seem to understand an IP will geolocate him to a rough area... he's not in Belgium or wherever it was he said he is! He's as successful a troll as Cook is a captain! Howzat?Out!Out!Out! (talk) 19:11, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Exactly. There's always the possibility of finding more information somewhere and it makes complete sense to have a stub set up so that the information can be added in due course. With players, as long as we can confirm he played in a first-class match that is enough for a stub. We must have a lot of these "gentlemen" cricketers who have turned out to be notable in another sphere. I remember one a while back, Methuen or something, and it turned out he already had an article as a politician or whatever.
I think Cook has to go now but the problem is who will take over? Probably Bell, but has he done any captaincy? Maybe they'll have to think back to Mike Brearley and pick someone just as a captain. Andrew Gale, possibly? Jack | talk page 19:29, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
It's like Welsh (MCC cricketer) who is Richard Welch (cricketer), or A. Buller who is Anthony Buller (MP). If we didn't have these stubs this probably would have been neglected to have been discovered. Setting the inclusion guideline at one fc appearance is practical and very simple! Personally I think the whole Cook/Moores/Downton "experiment" is an abject failure and those three, along with Giles Clarke should resign in shame at the awful team they have produced. I can't see an obvious replacement for captain, this seasons best in the Championship is an Irishman! Pietersen must return, but won't with the clowns in charge of the circus. Oddly Bell averaged 44 with him in the team and 26 with him out of the team. Madness! Howzat?Out!Out!Out! (talk) 19:39, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
They'll have to persuade Andrew Strauss out of retirement at this rate but you're right that Moores, Downton and Clarke have failed miserably. Can't see them lasting till lunchtime tomorrow in this Test. Jack | talk page 19:54, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Strauss is part of the problem, Cook was influenced by his useless characterless captaincy. It's a shame Dimitri Mascarenhas was never a Test cricketer, he had Warne's addiction to playing to win, even if it meant losing. Howzat?Out!Out!Out! (talk) 20:55, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

All told, we're right back to the problems we had in the eighties and nineties when those "experts" on Sky were playing. We need a Mike Gatting / Ray Illingworth type if there is one out there. Jack | talk page 05:28, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Jenks have protected the pages. Well they made it past lunch... but that was about it. Shocking shots! But captain useless wants to stay on. Of course he no doubt believes himself to be above criticism and part of the Moores/Downton club. As long as the dressing room is happy and there's no whistling! How a certain Mr Pietersen must be laughing to himself. Howzat?Out!Out!Out! (talk) 18:10, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 19

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited English cricket team in India, Pakistan and Ceylon in 1961–62, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Imtiaz Ahmed. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:53, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Done. Jack | talk page 08:57, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 26

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited English cricket team in the West Indies in 1925–26, you added links pointing to the disambiguation pages Kingston and Georgetown. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:53, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Done. Jack | talk page 05:55, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for August 2

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited English cricket team in South Africa in 1922–23, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Frank Mann. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:08, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. Jack | talk page 10:03, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for August 10

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited West Indian cricket team in India in 1958–59, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Nehru Stadium. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:21, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. Jack | talk page 14:09, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Room for improvement

Hello Jack. I've finally pieced together more or less the stats for every English first-class team. However, in the prose for the list I'm stuggling with sources a little. I don't have the sources at hand to source the expansion of first-class cricket in the main body of writing and wondered whether you would be able to help if you have any written sources which document from Hambledon to Lord's, personal XI's to early county sides, town clubs, formal county matches ect. I've started a little bit here, any help would be appreciated :) Howzat?Out!Out!Out! (talk) 12:38, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

@AssociateAffiliate:. Hi AA. First of all, apologies for the long delay in replying. I was on holiday in August when you wrote to me and since then I've been incredibly busy with no time at all for the internet. Well, not for leisure; plenty of development work as I'm helping two members of my family to set up a new business and I'm designing a website for them. Great fun.
For the pre-Wisden period from 1772 to 1863, the best book sources are Arthur Haygarth's Scores and Biographies, G. B. Buckley's two Fresh Light works and the books by F. S. Ashley-Cooper and H. T. Waghorn. However, they don't provide team summaries if that is what you need. You would find scorecards of the vast majority of matches now rated first-class in them, of course. Please note that with Waghorn in particular, care needs to be taken re dating errors and the like. Can you let me know of specific needs such as page numbers for matches played by a certain team and I'll do what I can to assist. Jack | talk page 17:58, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Bank War

Dear BlackJack -

My apologies for not getting back to you sooner. The controversy over the BUS and the significance to the Jackson administration is well documented among mainstream historians. Your improvements to the article will be welcome. Thanks for taking up the task. I may be delayed in responding to your requests, but will get to them at the earliest opportunity. Best, 36. 36hourblock (talk) 17:55, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

@36hourblock: Hi, 36hourblock. I really must apologise but I've been away from the site for nearly two months. First on holiday and then incredibly busy in both the personal and professional spheres. I did have an initial read of it just before I went on holiday and it is very interesting; and new to me as I don't know very much about Jackson's presidency (except he was called Black Jack like me: LOL!). I will try and get on with it. Thanks very much. Jack | talk page 17:42, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:28, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar

Cricket-barnstar-small.png The Cricket Barnstar
For all your good work on cricket related articles! Vensatry (ping) 16:48, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
@Vensatry:Thank you very much, Vensatry. I do my best but there are plenty of others who do better. Still, the project is coming along and we can all feel pride in a job well done so far, but with a long way yet to go. All the best. Jack | talk page 17:37, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
Symbol support vote.svg

WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

To receive future GA Cup newsletter, please add your name to our mailing list.

Email enabled!

Hi Jack, I've enabled my email and would be most interested in seeing what the ACS have to say about Daft. I've not been very active of late, been training a lot for an upcoming Tough Mudder event in March. PinchHittingLeggy (talk) 19:19, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 7

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Thomas Crowhurst, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Birling. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:15, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Bank War/GA1

Blackjack, you opened this review over two months ago, and it has been sitting ever since. Please let me know whether you plan to do the review or not (and very soon, if so), or whether it should be put back into the reviewing pool. You could even have the review page deleted if you don't plan to conduct the review. Thanks for your prompt response. BlueMoonset (talk) 20:20, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

@BlueMoonset: Hi, BlueMoonset. Per my reply above to 36hourblock, I really must apologise but I was away from the site for nearly two months from August till a week ago (first on holiday and then incredibly busy in both the personal and professional spheres). I do intend to review the article and have had an initial read of it. I will try and get on with it in the next week. Thanks very much. Jack | talk page 06:58, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Great! Thanks for letting me know. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:21, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

John Brocklebank...

...already has an article. He was also in the 1939-40 touring party selected for the India tour, BTW. Cheers. Johnlp (talk) 22:24, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 14

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

Sidney Smith (cricketer)
added links pointing to Heywood and Middleton
Edward Kelly (cricketer)
added a link pointing to Leyland
Fred Goodwin (cricketer)
added a link pointing to Heywood
Gerard Houlton
added a link pointing to St Helens
Kenneth Bowling
added a link pointing to Preston
Paul Robinson (cricketer)
added a link pointing to Transvaal

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:17, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

All done. Jack | talk page 14:08, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for November 2

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Sid Hird, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Balmain. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 13:25, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Earlysportsyearcat

Template:Earlysportsyearcat has been nominated for merging with Template:Sportsyearcat. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. SFB 16:02, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Francis Parr...

= Frank Parr (musician). One of the livelier Lancastrian cricketers. KR. Johnlp (talk) 19:55, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

@Johnlp: Thanks, John. I'll put mine into speedy delete. I'll admit that Lancashire is famous for its musicians. :-) All the best. Jack | talk page 19:58, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
John McMahon (cricketer) was another now-largely-forgotten cricketer of that era whose experiences with alcohol provided entertainment. Not Lancastrian, though... Johnlp (talk) 20:10, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
@Johnlp: Definitely a character. I love the POW-loop trick. LOL. Jack | talk page 20:15, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
Just spotted this discussion. Frank Parr (musician) is one of mine. When I read his obituary in the Telegraph a couple of years ago, he was such an interesting character that I couldn't resist creating the article. :) At present it relies over-heavily on that obituary, so if you have some alternative sources they'd be a welcome addition to the article. When deciding what to call it, I felt that he was more notable as a musician than as a cricketer. JH (talk page) 20:37, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
@Jhall1:I'm afraid I know little of him, John. My article was only a brief stub to introduce him along with other Lancashire players. I agree with you that he should be remembered as a musician. All the best. Jack | talk page 20:48, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for November 18

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

Frederick Coward
added a link pointing to Preston
Frederick Crabtree
added a link pointing to Shipley
Harold Douthwaite
added a link pointing to Lancaster
John Broughton (cricketer)
added a link pointing to Orrell
William Burrows (cricketer)
added a link pointing to Preston
William Cook (cricketer)
added a link pointing to Preston

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 10:57, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Done. Jack | talk page 20:14, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for November 25

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

Arthur Gibson (Lancashire cricketer)
added a link pointing to Salford
Jeremy Ellis
added a link pointing to Billington

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 10:03, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Done. Jack | talk page 19:00, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for December 2

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

Cecil Holden
added a link pointing to Claughton
Charlie Hartley
added a link pointing to Sale
William Hibbert
added a link pointing to Lincoln
William Houldsworth (cricketer)
added a link pointing to Flixton

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 10:07, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

All done. Jack | talk page 20:12, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Help Please

Hello BlackJack, The pages Twenty20 cricket and Twenty20 International cricket have been moved to Twenty20 and Twenty20 International. So I'm assuming that just "Twenty20" and "Twenty20 International" are the standard terms used. Also the page List of Twenty20 International records does not have the word cricket in it. I created a page named List of Twenty20 International matches played by Nepal and another author also created a page for the same purpose later on with the word 'cricket' added to it (List of Twenty20 International cricket matches played by Nepal). Earlier, I moved a page named List of Twenty20 cricket matches played by Nepal‎ to List of Twenty20 matches played by Nepal‎. But the author who created the page moved back the page saying "Non cricket watching viewers wouldn't understand what the page is about by just looking at the previous title." I thought that didn't make sense as non-cricket viewers wouldn't be interested in looking at the list of matches a cricket team has played. And at the moment both pages exist. I don't think it's a good idea to have two similar pages for the same purpose. I'm wondering which is generally accepted that's why I'm asking for your help. I also asked an expert, who have been editing cricket related articles since very long time, regarding the matter. The author also believes that the consensus would be that the pages without the word cricket is correct. Please have a look at them, and delete one of those pages or do what you think would be suitable. Cricshady (talk) 05:31, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

@Cricshady:Sorry about the delay in replying, but I haven't been on the site for several days. I'm afraid I can't do anything directly as a move would not work and a merger is subject to consensus via discussion. The correct procedure is to go via WP:AFD and request either that the second article is deleted or that it is merged into the first. If you do that, please let me know and also post a notice on WT:CRIC. I agree with you and will support your motion. Thanks. Jack | talk page 20:11, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply. I've created a discussion in the talk pages of both the articles. Please consider giving your opinion in the discussion here and here. As you suggested, I have also mentioned about the discussion on WT:CRIC. Is it enough or something else needs to be done? If something more is need to be done please do it. Thank you once again. Cricshady (talk) 07:50, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Hello, I see that you have not provided your opinion regarding the matter. Please consider giving your opinion in the discussion here and here so that the consensus can be reached. Thank you, Cricshady (talk) 08:36, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 1

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Edward Jackson (cricketer), you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Overton. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:02, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Done. Jack | talk page 16:54, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of W. G. Grace in the 1878 English cricket season

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article W. G. Grace in the 1878 English cricket season you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of The C of E -- The C of E (talk) 11:01, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Senior and junior

Hello. You may be right, though I genuinely never remember having seen the whole words written out, and the pages were named many years ago by a literate British editor. Neither the whole-word usage nor the sen/jun abbreviation are mentioned at the relevant naming conventions, as far as I could find. Perhaps it/they should be, if they're normal British usage. Suggest you go through the requested move procedure, and if it's accepted as an EngVar thing, it can be incorporated into the relevant bits of MoS. At the moment, WP:NCPDAB just says "In the case of Senior/Junior, the preferred format is with "Sr." or "Jr." written after the name (for the possible use of commas with these, see WP:JR). cheers, Struway2 (talk) 14:52, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

@Struway2:The NCPDAB text doesn't surprise me as this is essentially an American site. I don't want to get involved in changing MoS so I'll leave it. It's only a cosmetic thing anyway, really. Thanks for replying and all the best. Jack | talk page 15:53, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Women's Cricket Association

The cricket-administration-stub template that you added does not appear to exist and comes up as a red-link. Since the WCA is now part of cricket's history rather than still in existence, I wonder whether the previous cricket-hist template might have been more appropriate in any case. JH (talk page) 21:44, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

@Jhall1:Sorry, that was my mistake. The template is called cricket-org-stub. I've corrected it now. There was a pile of things in category:cricket stubs which had been wrongly allocated to the parent stub cat, so I've been correcting them. Housekeeping, eh? :-) Jack | talk page 11:21, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Able to help?

Hello Jack, hope all is well. Are you able to lend a hand with this little project I'm making: Wikipedia:WikiProject Cricket/requested photographs of cricket grounds? PinchHittingLeggy (talk) 23:24, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

@AssociateAffiliate:Hi, AA. Fine, thanks. Hope you are well. I don't have any useful photos now unless I can spot any in a book but then we have all the copyright issues to contend with. I see some of these are in the north – Kendal, for example, is not a million miles away. I have a few contacts down south who might be able to help. Ironically, I could have got you most of the Gloucestershire ones thirty years ago as we used to live there in the 1980s and I actually visited some of these at the time! Moreton-in-the Marsh, for example, I knew very well. Anyway, I'll bear this in mind and see if I can help. All the best. Jack | talk page 06:53, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
@BlackJack: Glad all is well! I'm in the deepest south, stones throw from the English channel. Most of the grounds near me have photos, I can do Worthing, Aldershot might be difficult as the ground is in the army base. I wish I had taken some of the Cornwall ones when I was down there in the summer. I was surprised to find the County Ground in Bristol has virtually no pictures on the commons of it! PinchHittingLeggy (talk) 11:14, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 19

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited List of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club players, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Arthur Bull (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:07, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Done. Jack | talk page 19:51, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of W. G. Grace in the 1878 English cricket season

The article W. G. Grace in the 1878 English cricket season you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol oppose vote.svg; see Talk:W. G. Grace in the 1878 English cricket season for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of The C of E -- The C of E (talk) 09:21, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 30

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited List of Middlesex County Cricket Club players, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Charles Howard (cricketer) (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:24, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Major cricket

I note you made some changes to this. A couple of quick questions: did you remove the references to Twenty20 because you don't consider them to be "Major" or because they are already included under the banner of "List A" and "LOI". In which case, we need to make sure to update our articles on List A status to include Twenty20 in that (although that will get a bit confusing, it is the official designation I suppose.) Also, you suggested that it is in "common parlance", but it isn't really is it? Maybe amongst a select group of statisticians, but not amongst the wider cricket fan-base. Harrias talk 07:34, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

@Harrias: Ah, I take it for granted that T20 is part of List A but if that would mean a revision of List A articles to include it, then it's best to reinstate it in the major cricket description. I'll remove the bit about common parlance as it doesn't add value. There is reason to believe that people used to talk about major and first-class matches in past times before the official definitions (e.g., W. G. Grace certainly had clear views about first- and second-class status which probably had a bearing on the 1894 accord). Thanks. Jack | talk page 09:28, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
I've always assumed that List A and T20 were distinct. And when we include career statistics for players, the template has separate columns for List A and T20. JH (talk page) 10:18, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
I personally don't think of ListA as including T20 either. Could ratify by finding someone who has 1 T20 and 0 ListA matches to their name in cricinfo or cricketarchive? --Dweller (talk) 11:31, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
@Jhall1:@Dweller:On refelection, I think you're all correct. We should consider T20 a separate exercise. I changed the major cricket description again to express that. Are you okay with the current wording? Thanks. Jack | talk page 20:02, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Your article J. Cole (Hampshire cricketer)

Okay this is confusing-seems to be one of 2 different people. You put it as someone from the 1800s and there is also a picture of someone in the present day on the side bar that a anonymous user put. So not sure what to say since I'm not a expert on this-but this is 2 different people. Wgolf (talk) 06:05, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

@Wgolf:Hi, Wgolf, and thanks for letting me know. This one had evaded my watchlist so I've reinstated it. It was vandalism by someone who apparently has a problem with Joe Cole the footballer. Reverted everything to last good version (I say "good" but really little is known about this chap). All the best. Jack | talk page 19:53, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Pioneering phase (cricket)

Hello. I like the new article which pulls a lot of useful things into one place. But I'm not sure about the title (though not instantly able to come up with anything better, except, perhaps, simply "Early cricket" or perhaps "Early cricket to 1744" or "Cricket to 1744"). What do you think? KR. Johnlp (talk) 19:10, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

@Johnlp:Well, to be absolutely honest, I hate the title and I've been struggling today to think of something better. The point of the article is to specify that there was an evolutionary point sometime in the early 1760s when someone, somewhere, started pitching the ball and, as a result of that, someone invented the straight bat. That all happened, though we don't know precisely when (unlike roundarm and overarm) or where. I want to make a short title but it is difficult to come up with something that encapsulates all of that in a few words and still makes complete sense. Maybe I should just go for something obviously banal like Introduction of the pitched delivery and the straight bat?? I despair. Perhaps I should sleep on it. Face-smile.svg However, I'm glad you like the article; that is encouraging. Thanks very much. Jack | talk page 20:14, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
Pitched delivery bowling is better, but on the basis that Bowling relates to a different "sport", should it perhaps be Pitched delivery bowling in cricket? Johnlp (talk) 23:08, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
@Johnlp:Yes, that's the one. I'll go with that. Whew! Thanks for your help, John. Jack | talk page 19:29, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Cricketer lists

The problem that gets created by re-doing the cricketer lists to the much higher standard – I see you've done Warwickshire today – is that the dates that CricketArchive put on their own list pages for county careers aren't always the true dates when the players actually played FC cricket (or any other notable form). For example, Dennis Amiss is now down as playing for Warwickshire from 1958, but actually he didn't appear until 1960. To get the true dates you have to go into each individual entry in CA, which is tedious, but which is what I'm doing with New South Wales currently and have done with the counties I've done previously (including Warks). It's probably a small point (and the newer style of lists looks much better than the old), but perhaps there's a way of maintaining the dates from the older lists (which, if I've done them, will tend to be correct) while transferring to the newer format. What do you think? Johnlp (talk) 20:13, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

@Johnlp:You know, I'm becoming increasingly disillusioned with CA for multiple reasons. You're right, though, about Amiss and a few others I've checked. I can easily recover the dates in the earlier version and transfer them into the new. Leave it with me. Jack | talk page 21:54, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
I tend to agree about CA. I've generally demoted it to being a "guideline" source. Perhaps unsurprisingly for a site which provides so much data, the edges remain very rough, and the 1+1=2 calculations haven't always been worked through. But still a good base to work from, if you're willing to do the legwork yourself! Harrias talk 23:02, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for the positive response. I think I'm more favourable towards CA than you two are and think it is a fantastic resource, but there will of course be parts in something that big that are less satisfactory. There is of course a subtle distinction between our criteria here and theirs: they'll see that Dennis Amiss was (probably) signed by Warwickshire as a 15-year-old and date his career in the list page from that, or from some minor counties game; we only consider FC, List A and T20 as notable, so we wouldn't date his career until he'd appeared in one of those. Most of their cricketer lists (by county and Australian state, at least) include a few players who never actually appeared in any notable games. I'd suspect in any case that these cricketer list pages were done very early in CA's history and are only updated to the extent of adding new names as they make their debuts. Johnlp (talk) 01:00, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
I think a guideline or intro is how I see it too. I find too many errors and omissions for my liking and, in addition, I never enjoy using the site. The advertisements are overbearing and impact response times for one thing, but the worst thing about it is that mouseover popup which fades in and then slowly out if you touch the top line menu, especially frustrating if you touch it accidentally. I could also take issue with them about their views of retrospective first-class cricket but they are entitled to their opinion; the danger is that some people see a CA classification as "official" when it is only, indeed, a guideline. This is why I'm currently taking pains to clarify that major cricket before 1895 includes not only what CA considers first-class but also what the earlier sources considered important. On its plus side, the site remains a useful and sometimes essential reference point for the vast majority of match scorecards. Jack | talk page 06:50, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 16

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited 1731 English cricket season, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Chelsea (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:25, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 23

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Bury Hill, Arundel, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Amberley (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:53, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Fixed. Jack | talk page 19:05, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Sophia Gardens

Sorry for not replying directly to this earlier. I'm not too keen on the idea of moving the article to Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground as I don't believe that is a name that has ever been used verbatim. I'd be happy to go with Sophia Gardens (cricket ground) though, using the Wikipedia standard parenthetical disambiguator. Then we could use Sophia Gardens as a disambiguation page. I do believe, however, that the cricket ground satisfies WP:PRIMARYTOPIC and could occupy the un-dabbed title. – PeeJay 11:11, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

@PeeJay2K3:I agree with that approach if "Cricket Ground" has never been part of the title. I think there will be strong opposition if we try for the un-dabbed title, though. Jack | talk page 07:33, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for April 8

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited List of historically significant English cricket teams, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page James Aylward (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:57, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Category:Cricket miscellany

Category:Cricket miscellany, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Tim! (talk) 20:04, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Jamaican cricketers v Jamaica cricketers

This edit is not correct. You do not have to be Jamaican to play for the Jamaica cricket team, the same as you don't have to be a Yorkshireman to play for Yorkshire (at least, not any more). A case in point Wes Hall played for Trinidad and Tobago cricket team despite being Barbadian. Please reconsider. -- Mattinbgn (talk) 22:58, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

{{yo|Mattinbgn}]You're right, but unfortunately there is a can of worms here. Category:Yorkshire cricketers was also wrong because it was included under "Sportspeople from Yorkshire" and Category:Trinidad and Tobago cricketers is clearly being used for people from the islands and not just those who played for the state team. I think the optimum categorisation for players of a particular club or team is club category (Jamaica doesn't have one; Yorkshire does); players in (nationality) domestic by team; and cricket in (location). Sorting it all out would be a logistical nightmare but I'll amend anything I spot. Thanks and nice to hear from you again after a long time. Jack | talk page 05:45, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Daft

I see he's back. Feel free to ping me if you see him doing anything, I'm happy to revert and block on sight. The Rambling Man (talk) 07:23, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 9

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Pakistani cricket team in England in 1962, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Saeed Ahmed (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:54, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Done. Jack | talk page 19:22, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 30

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Pakistani cricket team in England in 1962, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Imtiaz Ahmed (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:30, 30 July 2015 (UTC)