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List of ICC Cricket World Cup finals

Mind doing a PR for List of ICC Cricket World Cup finals? Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 11:10, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Im thinking of nominating this article for FLC, what are your thoughts on this? Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 07:03, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
FYI [1], Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 09:19, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your participation in the March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive

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On behalf of User:Wizardman and myself, we would like to take the time and thank you for your contributions made as part of the March 2011 Good articles backlog elimination drive. Awards and barnstars will go out shortly for those who have reviewed a certain number of articles.

During the backlog drive, in the month of March 2011,

  • 522 GA nominations were undertaken.
  • 423 GA nominations passed.
  • 72 GA nominations failed.
  • 27 GA nominations were on hold.

We started the GA backlog elimination drive with 378 GA nominations remaining, with 291 that were not reviewed at all. By 2:00, April 1, 2011, the backlog was at 171 GA nominations, with 100 that were left unreviewed.

At the start of the drive, the oldest unreviewed GA nomination was 101 days (Andrei Kirilenko (politician), at 20 November 2010, reviewed and passed 1 March 2011); at the end of the drive the oldest unreviewed GA nomination was 39 days (Gery Chico, at 24 February 2011, still yet to be reviewed as of this posting).

While we did not achieve the objective of getting the backlog of outstanding GA nominations down to below 50, we reduced the GA backlog by over half. The GA reviews also seemed to be of a higher quality and have consistently led, to say the least, to marginal improvements to those articles (although there were significant improvements to many, even on the some of the nominations that were failed).

If you would like to comment on the drive itself and maybe even make suggestions on how to improve the next one, please make a comment at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Good articles/GAN backlog elimination drives/March 2011#Feedback. Another GA backlog elimination drive is being planned for later this year, tentatively for September or October 2011. Also, if you have any comments or remarks on how to improve the Good article process in general, Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles can always use some feedback at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Good articles.

Again, on behalf of User:Wizardman and myself, thank you for making the March 2011 GA backlog elimination drive a success.

MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 21:47, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

A bit more on Herbie Hewett

I got hold of a useful little book last week, Benny Green's History of Cricket. It's very gossipy and full of scandals and stories. It has about 3 pages on Hewett and puts him in a bit of context, and is quite useful. I could add some, but I think you have a fuller picture of the man than I do. If you email me, I can send you scans of the pages to see what you think. Of course, if you already have the book, I'll retreat gracefully. And, is this the year? Good luck, as long as you don't beat us! --Sarastro1 (talk) 22:09, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for 1979 Gillette Cup Final

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

WP Somerset in the Signpost

Copied from my talk page & the project talk page to ensure wide coverage.

"WikiProject Report" would like to focus on WikiProject Somerset for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Other editors will also have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day.— Rod talk 07:48, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

If you are interested...

George Headley at FAC. Any comments appreciated! --Sarastro1 (talk) 20:34, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

List of Ashes series

I am fine with the article as it is now. I usually only try to point out any errors and such in FLC, and don't explicitly vote yes or no :-) Tintin 04:48, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

March 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive award

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For reviewing 5 or more Good article nominations during this past March 2011 GA backlog elimination drive, I hereby award you The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar. Good job! –MuZemike 17:25, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

T:TDYK Percy Saint

Symbol confirmed.svg Hello! Your submission of Percy Saint at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and I think the article is fine. Just please add related WikiProjects on the talk page, and it will be great! :) Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! --WhiteWriter speaks 22:34, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Ooo, sorry, mistake! ;( --WhiteWriter speaks 22:45, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

James Parfitt

I just came across James Parfitt at dyk - no issues with that. I must commend you on finding info on a 19th century first class player. However, my question is does the guy qualify for an article, hes not played any Internationals and had quite a short Class I career. Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 05:43, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Early wobble?

If it's any consolation, we look like following you to a thrashing as I have no confidence in our batsmen to bat out today! --Sarastro1 (talk) 07:40, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

What a Bastard...

Nothing that I can find, I'm afraid. I'll keep an eye out, but nothing in the obvious places. Meanwhile, didn't we both have a fantastic result yesterday (!). A depressing start to the season; my lot can barely score a run between them. I still can't quite believe it... --Sarastro1 (talk) 19:33, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

I've sometimes touched hockey reviews. I had a quick look and seems good. Two things I noticed: lots of sentences beginning "he" in the lead, and possibly too many quotes for my taste. But otherwise OK. I might chip in after some hockey people have had a look, as I think it needs hockey eyes first, as you say. And I'll certainly have a look when it goes to GA/FAC. On a related topic, I think Mr Bastard would be fine for GA at the moment, as I've had GAs with less detail. FAC might be different, but should be easy for GA. --Sarastro1 (talk) 19:57, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Ron Hextall

Hey there, I'd be happy to help out! I'll likely do a quick copy-edit first in the next couple of days then maybe give you some general feedback. Are you intending to put the article up for GA or FA? Orlandkurtenbach (talk) 22:18, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Haha yah for sure, my playoff pool is loaded with Flyers. Now if my Canucks could find their game tonight... Orlandkurtenbach (talk) 22:21, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of E. W. Bastard

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of E. W. Bastard at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 19:27, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

The illegitimate cricketer GAN

I've reviewed the article and did a quick copy-edit as well. No real problems and I'll pass once you've had a look. Anything I've messed up or taken out which you wanted in, feel free to revert and to call me an old Somerset cricketer. --Sarastro1 (talk) 20:04, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Both done! --Sarastro1 (talk) 21:14, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
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Awarded for your invaluable contributions to WP:Cricket, in particular all the help you have provided me with during the PR/flc for List of international cricket centuries at Brabourne Stadium as well as PR for List of ICC Cricket World Cup finals Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 05:39, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for James Parfitt

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for List of international cricket centuries by Andrew Strauss

The DYK project (nominate) 06:03, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for E. W. Bastard

The DYK project (nominate) 12:04, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ron Hextall

Gatoclass (talk) 18:03, 3 May 2011 (UTC)


...ahem... The Rambling Man (talk) 18:53, 4 May 2011 (UTC)


At four solid paragraphs, I like that section much better. What I'm thinking of -- and that was what I somewhat mentioned on the talkpage -- is to bring out the actual incidents in the playing style. However, I don't want to repeat the other sections. My motivation is that any short piece on Hextall would bring out a few of the actual incidents, and furthermore, discussing them might bring more context to the section. In an "ideal" world, I'm envisioning being able to (separately) section the playing style section. But, I'm not really sure how to do it and I'm still thinking it over. To cut to the point, feel free to nominate it for GA, because I need more time to think over how to tinker with the article, and it's not a when but an if I find something that looks like it could work. Maxim(talk) 02:52, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Re: Ron Hextall

Hi, sorry I could not reply you promptly, I had urgent matters that demand my full attention away from Wikipedia. From what I read and a quick search, I have to give you bad news. It is unlikely you would find any images that have lapsed in copyright for this hockey goalie who was active (and gained his reputation) from the early 80s. You would only likely get a "free" picture if the author is willing to release it into the public domain or to license it in a suitable manner. Any copyrighted photograph (which is not accompanied with an appropriate CC license) intended to be used under the WP:NFCC criteria would have to convey something that is significantly commented in the article and would require illustration (e.g. a significant dramatic moment which is commented on, or a striking pose which is analyzed). That said, you can try asking the authors of and if they are willing to change the licensing of their images on flickr to CC-2.0 or CC-BY-SA-2.0. Do explain the consequences of the changes to them (i.e. people would be able to use the images for any purpose, including commercial). There is also,, and However, do note that these three images are not taken by the uploader, but his or her friend Audrey; so it is her permission that is required, not the uploader. Contact the uploader for Audrey's email and approach her using the procedures outlined in commons:Commons:OTRS. Jappalang (talk) 23:02, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

National sport of England

Hello Harrias, I've asked this same question to another Englishman, but wasn't kind of satisfying; would you please tell me what is the national sport of England (de-facto or de-juro)?. The problem is that we've an list-class article — National Sport, where some users have disputes over this subject, few weeks back it was cricket, now because of some football fan it's football, but without any source to prove the claim. But his assertion on the talk page of the article was quite convincing. So it would be better if user like you, who is quite knowledgeable on both the sports, resolves this, thanks. — Bill william comptonTalk 03:19, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

Oh great. Just great...

I've gone off cricket. I'm going to take up croquet or something. I don't suppose you were there, just to rub salt in the wound? --Sarastro1 (talk) 19:19, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

You really are trying to depress me...

I've reviewed the 1979 Gillette final for GA. It's on hold, but nothing major. Although I ought to fail it outright for being about Somerset. But it looks like Sussex are about to thrash us as well. The only consolation is that by 1979 we had won the Championship a million times! And only once since... Hmmm. --Sarastro1 (talk) 19:55, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Robert Ramsay (cricketer)

The DYK project (nominate) 08:04, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for George Nash (cricketer)

The DYK project (nominate) 08:05, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Jake Seamer

Thanks. You've done a terrific job in expanding him so much. I just joined my local library which gives internet access to back copies of The Times, and there are quite a few gaps that it'll help to fill in all over the place. In the 1930s, hockey got almost as much coverage in the paper as cricket, so Seamer cropped up a few times. My next proper project, after I've tidied off my latest batch of lesser Somerset lights, has to be Micky Walford, who played hockey alongside Seamer at Oxford and whose Wikipedia article barely mentions cricket. Johnlp (talk) 12:50, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Jake Seamer

Thanks for your contribution to free knowledge Victuallers (talk) 18:03, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Somerset County Cricket Club in 1948

The DYK project (nominate) 06:04, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much

I think you deserve a very large share of the credit for the work you have put in on these over the past couple of years. The last few are proving very interesting, in fact: I think I've found Walter Tate's death, and I'm reasonably confident that H. E. Winter can be nailed down too. Very close to OR, of course, but I usually pass any findings over to CricketArchive anyway, so hopefully it'll be properly sourced in time! Johnlp (talk) 21:01, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Quite a lot of the Somerset players I did early on (I've been around for nearly six years) I didn't reference properly (or very well), and I get very bored doing Infoboxes, so there are quite a few of those still to do. I also have Micky Walford still to do properly and I think Mervyn Kitchen's article is a disgrace for such a great man. Johnlp (talk) 21:45, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Calaway Park GA review

Hello: I recently discovered that you did the GA review for Calaway Park. In it, you suggest the list of rides should be turned into descriptive prose. I'm a little conflicted on that suggestion, as Calaway has no themed zones, no zones at all, and seems to have lots of little attractions, rather than a few major attractions, and thus nothing really to say but the physical, mechanical description of the ride. Bullet points allow skimming much easier, in my opinion. Are you sure prose would be preferred? What if I created a chart? -- Zanimum (talk) 14:33, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

GA Review of Ron Hextall

Of course, go and enjoy your honeymoon. I'm a new reviewer anyway, so I plan to take my time with this and get some feedback from a mentor.

The article, on the face of it, looks fantastic by the way. Excellent work. I, Jethrobot drop me a line (note: not a bot!) 16:57, 29 July 2011 (UTC)