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List of Somerset cricket captains

Having fixed the reference issue and completed the list, I have returned the unofficial captains section to the main article. Cheers, deaþe/gecweald (talk) 13:16, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

WP:FOUR RFC

There are two WP:RFCs at WP:FOUR. The first is to conflate issues so as to keep people from expressing meaningful opinions. The second, by me, is claimed to be less than neutral by proponents of the first. Please look at the second one, which I think is much better.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 06:41, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Somerset unofficial captains

Hi. I suspect that the reference to Graham Atkinson captaining Somerset in the match against Glamorgan at Cardiff on 11 August 1956 is a CricketArchive error: he would have been 18 at the time (though he looked older than his actual age throughout his years with Somerset), and as Tremlett was playing in that game, I think CA have just put the asterisk in the wrong place. I think I can remember McCool deputising for Tremlett on occasion. Cheers. Johnlp (talk) 15:51, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

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Nick Compton Innings List

I don't understand why you undid that table? Obviously it wouldn't work for Sachin Tendulkar, but we're talking about someone who has only played 9 tests, and will likely only ever play 9. It was a neat little table, that would give readers an easy-to-read representation of his innings and series, and let them see what led him to be dropped following the NZ series. I am fairly new, so maybe I'm missing something, please explain? (Jwmcrb (talk) 12:33, 28 August 2013 (UTC))

WikiCup 2013 August newsletter

This year's final is upon us. Our final eight, in order of last round's score, are:

  1. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer who has contributed on topics of military history and physics, including a number of high-importance topics. Good articles have made up the bulk of his points, but he has also scored a great deal of bonus points. He has the second highest score overall so far, with more than 3000 points accumulated.
  2. New South Wales Casliber (submissions), another WikiCup veteran who reached the finals in 2012, 2011 and 2010. He writes on a variety of topics including botany, mycology and astronomy, and has claimed the highest or joint highest number of featured articles every round so far this year. He has the third highest score overall, with just under 3000 points accumulated.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 WikiCup champion, who writes mostly on marine biology. She has also contributed to high-importance topics, seeing huge numbers of bonus points for high-importance featured and good articles. Previous rounds have seen her scoring the most bonus points, with scoring spread across did you knows, good articles and featured articles.
  4. Canada Sasata (submissions), a WikiCup veteran who finished in second place in 2012, and competed as early as 2009. He writes articles on biology, especially mycology, and has scored highly for a number of collaborations at featured article candidates.
  5. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), the winner of the 2010 competition. His contributions mostly concern Naval history, and he has scored a very large number of points for good articles and good article reviews in every round. He is the highest scorer overall this year, with over 3500 points in total.
  6. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions), who is competing in the WikiCup for the second time, though this will be her first time in the final. A regular at FAC, she is mostly interested in British medieval history, and has scored very highly for some top-importance featured articles on the topic.
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions), a finalist in 2012 and 2011. He writes on a broad variety of topics, with many of this year's points coming from good articles about Star Trek. Good articles make up the bulk of his points, and he had the most good articles back in round 2; he was also the highest scorer for DYK in rounds 1 and 2.
  8. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) has previously been involved with the WikiCup, but hasn't participated for a number of years. He scores mostly from restoration work leading to featured picture credits, but has also done some article writing and reviewing.

We say goodbye to eight great participants who did not qualify for the final: Poland Piotrus (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), Michigan Dana boomer (submissions), Prince Edward Island Status (submissions), United States Ed! (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), England Calvin999 (submissions). Having made it to this stage is still an excellent achievement, and you can leave with your heads held high. We hope to see you all again next year. Signups are now open for the 2014 WikiCup, which will begin on 1 January. All Wikipedians, whatever their interest or level of experience, are warmly invited to participate in next year's competition.

This last month has seen some incredible contributions; for instance, Cwmhiraeth's Starfish and Ealdgyth's Battle of Hastings—two highly important, highly viewed pages—made it to featured article status. It would be all too easy to focus solely on these stunning achievements at the expense of those participants working in lower-scoring areas, when in fact all WikiCup participants are doing excellent work. A mention of everything done is impossible, but here are a few: Last round saw the completion of several good topics (on the 1958, 1959 and 1962 Atlantic hurricane seasons) to which 12george1 had contributed. Calvin999 saw "S&M" (song), on which he has been working for several years, through to featured article status on its tenth try. Figureskatingfan continued towards her goal of a broad featured/good topic on Maya Angelou, with two featured and four good articles. ThaddeusB contributed significantly to over 20 articles which appeared on the main page's "in the news" section. Adam Cuerden continued to restore a large number of historical images, resulting in over a dozen FP credits this round alone. The WikiCup is not just about top-importance featured articles, and the work of all of these users is worthy of commendation.

Finally, the usual notices: If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 05:33, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

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RE Mikhail Youzhny

I should be more polite, but I tried getting attention. It worked, but you're wright, it looked like I was whyning... :) But I've responded to you're questions. --TIAYN (talk) 10:46, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Arnold Fothergill

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

FLC

Hi, List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Malcolm Marshall is at FLC. Please have a look. Regards, Zia Khan 12:43, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Somerset cricket task force

Thanks for the invite: I've been away for a few days. I'll contribute where I can, but currently, with very limited time, my attention is mostly on trying to fill in biogs on county cricketers who had substantial careers but who we haven't covered. I found, for instance, with Leicestershire, that Norman Armstrong, who scored more than 19,000 runs, and Haydon Smith, who took 1,000 county wickets, had been passed over, though a lot of players with just one or two appearances have articles. In addition, a recent visitor to our shores has set about removing redlinks from the county lists (which appears to be his speciality/obsession) and creating articles that actually convey little more information than a redlink (Sonny Avery, for instance, deserves better) with infoboxes that have been started but not finished. So I'll chip in on occasion on Somerset, and please feel free to shout if there's something where you think I can be specifically more helpful, such as quotes or notes from Wisden. Johnlp (talk) 17:37, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Mikhail Youzhny career statistics/archive2

Are you planning to reply at the FL review page. Regards. --TIAYN (talk) 19:28, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes. Harrias talk 20:35, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Smokers v Non-Smokers

The DYK project (nominate) 08:04, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Smokers v Non-Smokers

I just wanted to leave you a note to tell you how much I enjoyed reading this article, both because of the subject and the way you've documented it. Very well done and I hope you are having a great week. Regards, Cliftonian (talk) 12:21, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Smokers v Non-Smokers

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Lionel Palairet

If you want to start the peer review soon, I should be able to review it this weekend. I always enjoy reading the cricket articles, and don't see any reason why this one will be different. Giants2008 (Talk) 02:30, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of AFC Wimbledon seasons/archive1

I believe that I have made all of the changes which you suggested, except the one which stated that the table should be made sortable. I have attempted it but am afraid that I lack the technical knowledge to be able to make the change successfully. However, as all other changes have been made I hope you will be able to give a positive review. with kind regards, --Jodie25 (Jodie25) 23:31, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Indian cricket team in South Africa in 1996–97

Hi, the above series was Tendulkar's fist overseas tour as captain. Do you have any sources for the same? Vensatry (Ping me) 11:32, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Mikhail Youzhny career statistics/archive2

Finished. Regards --TIAYN (talk) 15:48, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Forget the last one, I'm finished now. Regards. --TIAYN (talk) 13:25, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

FLC

Hi, Pakistan national cricket team record by opponent is at FLC. Have a look there. Regards, Zia Khan 21:50, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for List of international cricket centuries by Shivnarine Chanderpaul

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Astle

Hi, I've managed to expand the article by two fold and now the word count stands close to 2000. Do you still think it needs to be expanded further? Vensatry (Ping me) 16:44, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Roger Crozier

Hi, thanks for your time in reviewing this article! I understand what alternative text means now, and I'll fix it sometime this week Though for some reason, on my talk page it says the nomination has failed, while on the article it says it's a success? Heroman26 (talk) 20:21, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you planning to respond to the Mikhail Youzhny career statistics FL review?

I know that you're not that interested, but It would be nice. --TIAYN (talk) 16:14, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't mean to act like a jerk. If I'd known you're wife was pregnant and that you had a job interview, I wouldn't have nagged... But I didn't write, "he is not responding" to tell the WP community that you were a jerk (rather, if someones tries to close the review, they will maybe give it more time - I know, there is still a lot of time, but I just had too)... Anyhow, WP is hard since, well, its harder to interpret anothers persons tone (which is much easier to get when you to talk to each other vocally doesn't exist here it typed format).. Sorry, good luck with you're job interview and with the coming conception of you're child, I didn't mean to offend, really. Regards. --TIAYN (talk) 12:51, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 September newsletter

In 30 days, we will know the identity of our 2013 WikiCup champion. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) currently leads; if that lead is held, she will become the first person to have won the WikiCup twice. Canada Sasata (submissions), Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)—who has never participated in the competition before—and New South Wales Casliber (submissions) follow. The majority of points in this round have come from a mix of good articles and bonus points. This final round is seeing contributions to a number of highly important topics; recent submissions include Phoenix (constellation) (FA by Casliber), Ernest Lawrence (GA by Hawkeye7), Pinniped, and red fox (both GAs by Sasata).

The did you know (DYK) eligibility criteria have recently changed, meaning that newly passed good articles are accepted as "new" for did you know purposes. However, in the interests of not changing the WikiCup rules mid-competition, please note that only articles eligible for DYK under the old system (that is, newly created articles or 5x expansions) will be eligible for points in this year's WikiCup. We do, however, have time to discuss how this new system will work for next year's competition; a discussion will be opened in due course. On that note, thoughts are welcome on changes you'd like to see for next year. What worked? What didn't work? What would you like to see more of? What would you like to see less of? All Wikipedians, new or old, are also warmly invited to sign up for the 2014 WikiCup.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 22:55, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

FLC

Hi, could you please have a look a Bob Willis' FLC? Zia Khan 03:28, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Arnold Fothergill

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DYK nomination of Sunette Loubser

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Sunette Loubser at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it 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! Vensatry (Ping me) 12:48, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Maurice Leyland

I know you are a little busy right now, but if you get the chance to have a look, there's a PR open on Maurice here. Sarastro1 (talk) 22:50, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Cam Winton DYK

Yesterday I raised this question: Are we really sure that "Cam Winton has held" a press conference "in the largest pothole in Minneapolis"? In the pothole?

You replied: There's a picture and everything in the source.

So I took a look at the source & its pic — http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/206337871.html — and found subject standing on, not in, a not-so-huge pothole. It's moot now, but my general comment would be that DYK should not lower itself to publicizing minor political grandstanders for inane stunts like this. Sca (talk) 14:23, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

I agree that it was not a huge pothole, but he was nevertheless both in and on said pothole. The fact that being in it was only a minor accomplishment is irrelevant. However, I do agree that during elections, we shouldn't be facilitating stunts like this by giving them further coverage. Harrias talk 15:18, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

PR

Hi, I've opened here a PR of List of bowlers who have taken over 300 wickets in Test cricket, please have a look when you get some free time. Regards, Zia Khan 23:50, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Arnold Fothergill

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Dewhurst GA

I've replied on the GA page, and think I've got everything. Thanks for the review. The Gleaner articles come from this site, which is a pay site, but worth it in my view. Sarastro1 (talk) 20:00, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Ping! No rush, but just checking you haven't forgotten! Sarastro1 (talk) 20:54, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Sunette Loubser

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WikiCup 2013 October newsletter

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our champion, for the second year running, is Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Our final nine were as follows:

  1. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)
  2. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)
  3. Canada Sasata (submissions)
  4. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions)
  5. New South Wales Casliber (submissions)
  6. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions)
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions)
  8. Poland Piotrus (submissions)
  9. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions)

All those who reached the final win prizes, and prizes will also be going to the following participants:

  • New South Wales Casliber (submissions) wins the FA prize, for four featured articles in round 4, worth 400 points.
  • Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) wins the GA prize, for 20 good articles in round 3, worth 600 points.
  • Portland, Oregon Another Believer (submissions) wins the FL prize, for four featured lists in round 2, worth 180 points.
  • Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) wins the FP prize, for 23 featured pictures in round 5, worth 805 point.
  • Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) wins the FPo prize, for 2 featured portals in round 3, worth 70 points.
  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) wins the topic prize, for a 23-article featured topic in round 5, worth 230 points.
  • Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) wins the DYK prize, for 79 did you know articles in round 5, worth 570 points.
  • Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions) wins the ITN prize, for 23 in the news articles in round 4, worth 270 points.
  • United States Ed! (submissions) wins the GAR prize, for 24 good article reviews in round 1, worth 96 points.
  • The judges are awarding the Oddball Barnstar to British Empire The C of E (submissions), for some curious contributions in earlier rounds.
  • Finally, the judges are awarding Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) the Geography Barnstar for her work on sea, now a featured article. This top-importance article was the highest-scoring this year; when it was promoted to FA status, Cwmhiraeth could claim 720 points.

Prizes will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition. While it has been an excellent year, errors have opened up the judges' eyes to the need for a third judge, and it is with pleasure that we announce that experienced WikiCup participant Miyagawa will be acting as a judge from now on. We hope you will all join us in welcoming him to the team.

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Main Page appearance

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Would you mind reverting? Vensatry (Ping me) 06:07, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Putting this in a new section so that you might notice it!!!!

(Cough) Dewhurst? Ping! No rush, but preferably at some time before Test cricket dies out and is replaced entirely with T20 games where only sixes count towards your score. Sarastro1 (talk) 21:12, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Much obliged for Mold, and for the Dewhurst pass. And I think real-life congratulations are in order! Sarastro1 (talk) 21:16, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

T: template redirects

Hi, you participated in Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2010 December 29#T:, some of which I have relisted at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2013 November_18#T:WPTECH. Please come along and share your thoughts .. ;-) John Vandenberg (chat) 15:41, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

FLC

Hi, List of international cricket centuries by David Boon is at FLC, your comments would be much appreciated. Regards, Zia Khan 22:13, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Rachit Kapoor

This is a courtesy message to inform you that Rachit Kapoor has been recreated. You previously voted at the AFD, which I closed early in good faith because the author requested deletion, so it is not subject to speedy deletion. Regards, Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 06:29, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

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DYK nom

My apologies for that - I must have misread the question mark as an AGF approval. Gatoclass (talk) 15:56, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

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Stoke sub Hamdon Priory

Thanks for the message. The lists are (vague) plans for work to do in the future. I'm thinking of trying to get List of National Trust properties in Somerset up to FL and (with a lot of work) could get it to a good topic if all the sites listed are GA or FA. I did a bit of work on The Priest's House, Muchelney & Treasurer's House yesterday & now working on Bath Assembly Rooms in my sandbox. I'm sure anything you do to improve Stoke sub Hamdon Priory will be great. I would suggest replacing the Images of England one with this one from the National Heritage List for England.— Rod talk 12:02, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

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DYK notif template was deleted

Looks like the User:Ameliorate!/DYKmake template was deleted before you posted it on my talk—just wanted to give you the heads up I am no longer watching this page—whisperback if you'd like a response czar  03:21, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Bilgin Defterli

Hi! Pls check your post in my talk page. It seems to be in error. Thanks. --CeeGee 08:20, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
User:Czar, User:CeeGee: For this, and the post above, the notice is bot generated, signed by the admin who promoted the queue. I'm at work for the next 8 hours, I would suggest posting a notice about this at WT:DYK. Harrias talk 09:54, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Vildmarksvägen

Hi Harrias. Sorry about that but somehow I didn't get my DYK credit for Vildmarksvägen even though my name was on prep 3: at the time of its promotion. Thank you. Δρ.Κ. λόγοςπράξις 21:19, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Mary Hamilton Swindler

Perhaps a formatting problem! Did you mean to give me a DYK credit for Mary Hamilton Swindler just now? --Doug Coldwell (talk) 13:55, 19 December 2013 (UTC)--Doug Coldwell (talk) 16:15, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Understand this happened to many other DYKs. I see its fixed now. Thanks.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 21:25, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Template for DYK Update Bot not working

Sorry again, but the template for the DYK Update Bot is not substituting properly. Δρ.Κ. λόγοςπράξις 02:10, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Please see this also. Δρ.Κ. λόγοςπράξις 02:38, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Did you know/Removed

Harrias, just so you know: when you pull an DYK hook from a prep area or a queue (even the main page!), please also add it to the Removed page, along with the reason for the removal. I've added in your latest ones, but I wanted to let you know about this step going forward. Thanks! BlueMoonset (talk) 17:10, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Stoke sub Hamdon Priory

Excellent work on Stoke sub Hamdon Priory. Thanks— Rod talk 21:28, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Deletion of Roman Putin

Dear Harrias, as far as I can see you decided to delete the article about Roman Putin. Your main arguments where that there are not that much sources about Mr. Putin in English and that he is not that much noticeable person. Partially you are right and I would not argue on that. Being a journalist I follow the activity Mr Roman Putin performs. There is acknowledged that he mostly known in Russia, however he performs some international activities as well. Basically, according to the rules notable are “Politicians and judges who have held international, national or sub-national (statewide/provincewide) office, and members or former members of a national, state or provincial legislature.”. In the same time, rules say that “That person A has a relationship with well-known person B, such as being a spouse or child, is not a reason for a standalone article on A (unless significant coverage can be found on A);”. This “unless…” passage makes Roman Putin eligible for an article too. Wikipedia is a place to enlist and share information about major personas and I believe you will be able to revise your decision. On the other hand I believe wiki society will be able correct an enrich the content of the article. I will participate in these activities as well. Hope for your understanding, Yana Яна Задорожная (talk) 15:03, 27 December 2013 (UTC)Яна Задорожная

Re: Deletion of Roman Putin

Уes please, it would be great if you move the article to my user pages. Yana Яна Задорожная (talk) 16:32, 27 December 2013 (UTC)Яна Задорожная

DYK for December 2013 Spuyten Duyvil derailment

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Thanks for the notice! I appreciate it. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 17:51, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Albert Clapp

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List of bowlers who have taken over 300 wickets in Test cricket

Hi, This list is at the FLC, please have a look when you get some free time. Regards, Zia Khan 17:21, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

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Welcome to the 2014 WikiCup!

Hello Harrias, and welcome to the 2014 WikiCup! Your submission page can be found here. The competition will begin at midnight tonight (UTC). There have been a few small changes from last year; the rules can be read in full at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring, and the page also includes a summary of changes. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work, and nominated, in 2014 is eligible for points in the competition- the judges will be checking! As ever, this year's competition includes some younger editors. If you are a younger editor, you are certainly welcome, but we have written an advice page at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Advice for younger editors for you. Please do take a look. Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 17:32, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Stoke sub Hamdon Priory

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A barnstar for you!

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Assuming you meant Stoke City F.C., that is a brilliant hook! Matty.007 08:48, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I get it a bit better now. Still a great hook... Matty.007 08:49, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year Harrias!

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Fermanagh Mallards F.C. DYK

I have altered the hook at Template:Did you know nominations/Fermanagh Mallards F.C.. Could you please restore the green tick? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 18:11, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Albert Clapp

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sydney Marathon

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I fixed the license issue. We need a re-review...thanks. Proudbolsahye (talk) 10:33, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Please see nomination again. Thanks. Proudbolsahye (talk) 11:12, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Albert or Alfred

When the article for Albert Bailey (cricketer) was created, that was the name he went under in CricketArchive and in Cricinfo, though at the time neither knew his date of death. Now Cricket Archive has apparently decided on his dates (amending his birthdate too), and has also decided that he was Alfred, not Albert. As we've used CricketArchive as the main source of facts about him, I'm inclined to believe their version over Cricinfo's and that we should probably change the article title too. What do you think? Johnlp (talk) 00:28, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I followed your suggestions. Johnlp (talk) 12:07, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

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Congratulations

You killed a perfectly good DYK. It had gone through and been approved. You were late to the game, and exercised your Liberum veto. Rather like dealing with the Queen of hearts or more fittingly the Red Queen. Life and wikipedia are not zero sum games. But I learnt my lesson. Won't waste my time again. 7&6=thirteen () 22:58, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Bogotá Women's Race

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography

Harrias, have the concerns that led you to pull this hook from a prep set been satisfied by the latest edits? Please take a look and post to the review template when you get the chance. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:18, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for French Riviera Marathon

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Opinion!

Hi Harrias, your opinion is needed here. Regards, —Zia Khan 12:00, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Opinion

As a sockpuppet of me you know whaT i'M GOING TO SAY but could someone look at AssociateAffiliates edits as they are not easy reading — Preceding unsigned comment added by AssociatedAffiliation (talkcontribs) 09:12, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

ONE does wonder why you go through the pantomime of the sockpuppet affair What do you hope to gain .. After all I may know more about pre 1960 cricket than anyone on the site Still it,s your wp after all and not mine That much is clear A sense of humour might help everyone — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.157.9.0 (talk) 22:01, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

GAN

Hi Harrias, I've nominated Haseeb Ahsan again for a GA. Your comments at Talk:Haseeb Ahsan/GA1 have been addressed, could you have a look at this? Regards, —Zia Khan 23:29, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

D'Olly

I've answered your queries as far as I can; I don't think there's much in doubt, but I'll see if anything needs toning down. It's a while since I've looked at it. Thanks for the review, anyway. And after today, I wonder if we have a new England wicket-keeper in all forms of the game? (Although he's a Lancastrian now, of course...) Sarastro1 (talk) 21:28, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

I've toned it down in a few places now; hopefully less OTT! Sarastro1 (talk) 22:25, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

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Harrias, have the recent changes fixed what was confusing you? Please stop by as soon as you can. I'd like to have your sign-off, or what additional steps you think are needed. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:43, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2014 January newsletter

The 2014 WikiCup is off to a flying start, with, at time of writing, 138 participants. The is the largest number of participants we have seen since 2010. If you are yet to join the competition, don't worry- the judges have agreed to keep the signups open for a few more days. By a wide margin, our current leader is newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose set of 14 featured pictures, the first FPs of the competition, was worth 490 points. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:

Featured articles, featured lists, featured topics and featured portals are yet to play a part in the competition. The judges have removed a number of submissions which were deemed ineligible. Typically, we aim to see work on a project, followed by a nomination, followed by promotion, this year. We apologise for any disappointment caused by our strict enforcement this year; we're aiming to keep the competition as fair as possible.

Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may be interested to take part in The Core Contest; unlike the WikiCup, The Core Contest is not about audited content, but, like the WikiCup, it is about article improvement; specifically, The Core Contest is about contribution to some of Wikipedia's most important article. Of course, any work done for The Core Contest, if it leads to a DYK, GA or FA, can earn WikiCup points.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 19:54, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Stoke sub Hamdon Priory

I've finally got round to adding a bit more to Stoke sub Hamdon Priory. Could you take a look? Also did you get any interior pics when you visited?— Rod talk 19:07, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Apology

Good afternoon, Harrias. I have decided you are right and wish to apologise to you as I have already done to Johnlp. My password is lost and I don't want to use an IP. I believe I should make a fresh start. As I have said to Johnlp, I intend to comply to the letter with site standards, but that includes WP:BAN. Would ask you to note what has already happened to my new talk page and see how I responded. Can you please protect user page and talk page? Thank you. HCCC14 (talk) 17:16, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

FLC request

Hi, can you spend some time for this nomination? Vensatry (Ping) 13:57, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

D'Oliveria ping

Ping! It's been a while now. At some point, assuming that GAN remains functional (which is debatable!) someone might come sniffing around to see what is going on! Sarastro1 (talk) 22:12, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

AssociateAffiliate

Please see the topic headed WP:OUTING on the AA talk page and consider this post by Daft right at the outset of his "activities" on the site. Daft has subsequently signed off several times using name or initials and has never made any secret of who he is. AA knows his name from that as do several other CRIC members, perhaps including yourself. AA cannot be accused of "outing" someone who has always been happy to use his own name when it suits him. I accept AA shouldn't have lost his temper but he has been subjected to long-term harrassment and I believe it culminated in some sort of threat (in an IP post now erased), so perhaps a cooling off period of a few days was justified. An indefinite block is unjust especially as you have stated a reason that is invalid.

AA has been told that he should always comply with WP:RBI and utilise WP:BMB if he finds a Daft edit or post. He is an experienced editor who is prolific and productive. Providing he does not allow himself to be provoked again, by complying with RBI, he is an invaluable member of the CRIC project. Would you please reconsider this situation? HCCC14 (talk) 09:04, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

I've finally replied to your arrogance on the AA talk page. You are unfit to be an admin and should be removed from the post immediately. You can tell me how I go about getting you removed. HCCC14 (talk) 20:21, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
I've mentioned it elsewhere in response to your question, but Wikipedia:Administrators#Review and removal of adminship is the place to look. Harrias talk 21:18, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 February newsletter

And so ends the most competitive first round we have ever seen, with 38 points required to qualify for round 2. Last year, 19 points secured a place; before that, 11 (2012) or 8 (2011) were enough. This is both a blessing and a curse. While it shows the vigourous good health of the competition, it also means that we have already lost many worthy competitors. Our top three scorers were:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer whose high-quality scans of rare banknotes represent an unusual, interesting and valuable contribution to Wikipedia. Most of Godot's points this round have come from a large set of pictures used in Treasury Note (1890–91).
  2. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions), a WikiCup veteran and a finalist last year, Adam is also a featured picture specialist, focusing on the restoration of historical images. This month's promotions have included a carefully restored set of artist William Russell Flint's work.
  3. United States WikiRedactor (submissions), another WikiCup newcomer. WikiRedactor has claimed points for good article reviews and good articles relating to pop music, many of which were awarded bonus points. Articles include Sky Ferreira, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus and "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus song).

Other competitors of note include:

After such a competitive first round, expect the second round to also be fiercely fought. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2, but please do not update your submission page until March (UTC). Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Aiden Markram for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Aiden Markram 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/Aiden Markram 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. – PeeJay 12:08, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Steeplechase Award

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The Steeplestarter Award
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WikiCup 2014 March newsletter

A quick update as we are half way through round two of this year's competition. WikiCup newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (Pool E) leads, having produced a massive set of featured pictures for Silver certificate (United States), an article also brought to featured list status. Former finalist Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) (Pool G) is in second, which he owes mostly to his work with historical images, including a number of images from Urania's Mirror, an article also brought to good status. 2010 champion (Pool C) is third overall, thanks to contributions relating to naval history, including the newly featured Japanese battleship Nagato. Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who currently leads Pool A and is sixth overall, takes the title for the highest scoring individual article of the competition so far, with the top importance featured article Ian Smith.

With 26 people having already scored over 100 points, it is likely that well over 100 points will be needed to secure a place in round 3. Recent years have required 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) and 100 (2010). Remember that only 64 will progress to round 3 at the end of April. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page; if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 22:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Premier League Golden Boot FLC

Hi Harrias! Could I trouble you to review my FLC nomination? It's been opened for more than a month now and is in desperate need of reviews. Cheers! —Bloom6132 (talk) 04:32, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Daniel Vettori

Hi mate. Are you able to do with the above the same fix you did for the Fred Trueman one, so that 5/50 sorts as better than 5/100 etc.? I'm not too hot on tables. Regards, --S.G.(GH) ping! 16:32, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Any thoughts? S.G.(GH) ping! 14:26, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Cirrus (song)

Harrias, do you think you'll be able to come back to this review, now that Launchballer has posted that he's dealt with the issues, or should I call for a new reviewer to continue. Please let me know (or just post to the DYK review template). Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:49, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

For your information

You need to check out User:Bowsier and User:Xtrastress, revert all their edits and put them in the Daft SPI. In addition, J. Bentley (Sheffield cricketer), an entirely satisfactory article created by AA three months ago has been attacked no less than eleven times now. Semi-protection? 109.157.252.89 (talk) 10:36, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 April newsletter

Round 3 of the 2014 WikiCup has just begun; 32 competitors remain. Pool G's Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Round 2's highest scorer, with a large number of featured picture credits. In March/April, he restored star charts from Urania's Mirror, lithographs of various warships (such as SMS Gefion) and assorted other historical media. Second overall was Pool E's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose featured list Silver certificate (United States) contains dozens of scans of banknotes recently promoted to featured picture status. Third was Pool G's United States ChrisGualtieri (submissions) who has produced a large number of good articles, many, including Falkner Island, on Connecticut-related topics. Other successful participants included Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who saw three articles (including the top-importance Ian Smith) through featured article candidacies, and Washington, D.C. Caponer (submissions), who saw three lists (including the beautifully-illustrated list of plantations in West Virginia) through featured list candidacies. High-importance good articles promoted this round include narwhal from Canada Reid,iain james (submissions), tiger from Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and The Lion King from Minas Gerais Igordebraga (submissions). We also saw our first featured topic points of the competition, awarded to Nepal Czar (submissions) and Indiana Red Phoenix (submissions) for their work on the Sega Genesis topic. No points have been claimed so far for good topics or featured portals.

192 was our lowest qualifying score, again showing that this WikiCup is the most competitive ever. In previous years, 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) or 100 (2010) secured a place in Round 3. Pool H was the strongest performer, with all but one of its members advancing, while only the two highest scorers in Pools G and F advanced. At the end of June, 16 users will advance into the semi-finals. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 17:57, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 June newsletter

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's , whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

The round saw this year's first featured portal, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to Florida 12george1 (submissions) and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This means that all content types have been claimed this year. Other contributions of note this round include a featured topic on Maya Angelou's autobiographies from Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions).

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Daniel Vettori

Hi there. Do you think you might be able to fix the sorting at the above like you did with the Fred Trueman one with the wickets column? I'm too poorly skilled to fix it! S.G.(GH) ping! 20:11, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Opinion

Hi Harrias, your opinion is needed here. Regards, —Zia Khan 16:57, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2014 August newsletter

The final of the 2014 WikiCup begins in a few short minutes! Our eight finalists are listed below, along with their placement in Round 4:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer, finished top of Pool A and was the round's highest scorer. Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.
  2. Scotland Casliber (submissions) is a WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist every year since 2010. In the semi-final, he was Pool B's highest scorer. Cas's points primarily come from articles on the natural sciences.
  3. Nepal Czar (submissions) was Pool A's runner-up. Czar's points come mostly from content related to independent video games, including both articles and topics.
  4. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Pool B's runner-up. Another featured picture specialist, many of Adam's points come from the restoration of historical media. He has been a WikiCup finalist twice before.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) won the WikiCup in 2012 and 2013, and enters this final as the first wildcard. She focuses on biology-related articles, and has worked on several high-importance articles.
  6. Florida 12george1 (submissions) is the second wildcard. George's points come primarily from meteorology-related articles. This year and last year, George was the first person in the competition to score.
  7. Colorado Sturmvogel 66 (submissions), the third wildcard, was the 2010 champion and a finalist last year. His writes mostly on military history, especially naval history.
  8. Canada Bloom6132 (submissions), the fourth and final wildcard, has participated in previous WikiCups, but not reached any finals. Bloom's points are mostly thanks to did you knows, featured lists and good articles related to sport and national symbols.

We say goodbye to this year's semi-finalists. Herm Matty.007 (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), United States WikiRedactor (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), Portugal Prism (submissions) and Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) have all performed well to reach this stage of the competition, and we hope they will all be joining us again next year.

There are two upcoming competitions unrelated to the WikiCup which may be of interest to those who receive this newsletter. The Stub Contest will run through September, and revolves around expanding stub articles, especially high-importance or old stubs. In addition, a proposal has been made for a new competition, the GA Cup, which the organisers plan to run next year. This competition is based on the WikiCup and aims to reduce the good article review backlog.

There is now a thread for brainstorming on how next year's WikiCup competition should work. Please come along and share your thoughts- What works? What doesn't work? What needs changing? Signups for next year's competition will be open soon; we will be in touch. If, at this stage of the competition, you are keen to help the with the WikiCup, please do what you can to participate in review processes. Our finalists will find things much easier if the backlogs at good article candidates, featured article candidates, featured picture candidates and the rest are kept at a minimum. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: Somerset County Cricket Club in 2009

This is a note to let the main editors of Somerset County Cricket Club in 2009 know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on July 17, 2014. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at present, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 17, 2014. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Marcus Trescothick

Somerset County Cricket Club's 2009 season saw the team compete in four English competitions: the first divisions of the County Championship and the NatWest Pro40 League, the Friends Provident Trophy, and the Twenty20 Cup. Somerset were in contention to win the County Championship until the last few weeks of the season, but the batting-friendly pitch at their home ground meant that they finished with too many draws to claim their first Championship title. Somerset were unbeaten in the group stage of the Friends Provident Trophy, but were eliminated in the first knock-out round, and finished runners-up by one point in the NatWest Pro40. In the Twenty20 Cup, Somerset finished as losing finalists, thus qualifying for the international Champions League Twenty20, where they were eliminated in the second group stage. Overall, Somerset had a successful season but fell short of winning any competitions, prompting their Director of Cricket Brian Rose said "We've had enough of being cricket's nearly men." Marcus Trescothick (pictured) topped the national batting tables and was named by the Professional Cricketers' Association as Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player of the Year. (Full article...)

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Thank you, Ben, happily settled in Somerset, for quality articles such as Somerset County Cricket Club in 2009 and the club's people such as Lionel Palairet, for featured lists of cricketers and their constant update, for "infobox tidying, add image", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:08, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Nice to see the graceful cricketer on the Main Page, precious again! I am proud to have a translated article in the German DYK, pictured today (They have only 2 new ones a day.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:44, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations!

Congratulations on Lionel Palairet being today's Featured Article on the Main Page. JH (talk page) 17:14, 2 September 2014 (UTC)