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Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 9:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they sportsmen, then? A team? Would they perform better if they were not thirsty while playing/running/whatever?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 10:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Birgitta Ericsson (Brid) on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 09:57 am:

Are they sportsmen, then? yes A team? yes, indeed Would they perform better if they were not thirsty while playing/running/whatever? undoubtedly, but this is not really the point. However, it is worth exploring...
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 11:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the puzzle set before a sports event? During one? After one? Does it matter which sport it is?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 11:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Birgitta Ericsson (Brid) on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 11:21 am:

Is the puzzle set before a sports event? During one? this one After one? Does it matter which sport it is? it would work for more than one sport, but it occurred during a particular sporting contest, and it might help to discover which sport was being played
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 11:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Normally, I don't do sports puzzles :)

The team sports I know seem not to employ teams of 12 people. But perhaps they do in Real Life. Is this football (whatever that is in English?) ice hockey? handball? basketball? volleyball?
on second thoughts, cricket?
If none of these, is it a ball game?
Are they having a break in a match? or in between matches?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 12:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Birgitta Ericsson (Brid) on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 11:43 am:

Normally, I don't do sports puzzles then I am flattered that you are taking an interest in this one :) I wish I could do more on your puzzles, but at the moment I am totally stuck for sensible questions, or even idiotic ones.

The team sports I know seem not to employ teams of 12 people. But perhaps they do in Real Life. Is this football (whatever that is in English?) ice hockey? handball? basketball? volleyball?
on second thoughts, cricket? yes, indeed - well done :)
If none of these, is it a ball game?
Are they having a break in a match? this one or in between matches?
Amol D. (Amol)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 12:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a part of a commercial ?

"another" = an additional one ? or a different one ?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 12:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cricket matches can go on for hours and hours, can't they?
Was this break primarily a break for the purpose of resting? drinking? eating? sleeping?
Did they play worse than expected? better than expected?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 12:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Amol D. (Amol) on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 12:08 pm:

Is this a part of a commercial ? no

"another" = an additional one ? this one or a different one ?

By Birgitta Ericsson (Brid) on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 12:27 pm:

Cricket matches can go on for hours and hours, can't they? of course they can. And what is more, they can go on for days and days, at the end of which no one wins. That is why cricket is the only proper sport.
Was this break primarily a break for the purpose of resting? drinking? this one eating? sleeping?
Did they play worse than expected? better than expected? in some ways, their performance might have exceeded expectations
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 12:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is any real knowledge of cricket (apart from the above) needed for solving this puzzle?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 1:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Birgitta Ericsson (Brid) on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 12:49 pm:

Is any real knowledge of cricket (apart from the above) needed for solving this puzzle? a little, perhaps, but you have already mentioned the relevant factor...
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 1:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the relevant factor that matches go on for ages? or that balls are used? I can't recall having mentioned anything else.
Is it relevant what team this is? Did this happen recently?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 2:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Birgitta Ericsson (Brid) on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 01:49 pm:

Is the relevant factor that matches go on for ages? no or that balls are used? no I can't recall having mentioned anything else. a look at your message of 11:43 am may help
Is it relevant what team this is? no Did this happen recently? it happened in 1997
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 2:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Sorry I missed out work last week, Ma'am, but the match was still on, see..."

So, it's not so much a matter of better hydration on the part of the athletes...would they have had a longer break? Been able to ask for a comfort break later (to rid themselves of the extra hydration)?

Would the benefit have been during the subsequent match? The outcome of the subsequent match?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 3:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 02:57 pm:

"Sorry I missed out work last week, Ma'am, but the match was still on, see..." oh, the days of a Test match are regarded almost as a national holiday in countries where cricket is played

So, it's not so much a matter of better hydration on the part of the athletes...would they have had a longer break? no Been able to ask for a comfort break later (to rid themselves of the extra hydration)? nothing like this, sorry

Would the benefit have been during the subsequent match? if by this you mean "the rest of the current match" rather than "the next match", then yes. If not, then no. The outcome of the subsequent match? that might have been affected, yes (subject to the above caveat)
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 4:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry, misread the answer to Brid.

Would the benefit have been in the nature of something good happening? Or something bad not-happening?
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 5:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the twelve men the batting team? the field team? Would they have benefitted during their own innings? during the innings of the other team? after the match? Would the other team have benefitted the same way from one more drink?
Was it a regular break? between innings? a timeout? a batsman change? a break forced by external circumstances? (if so: rain? darkness?)
Is a sponsor of the match relevant? a sponsor of one of the teams? if so: is this sponsor a producer of drinks?
Was it a particular hot day? were the players thirstier than usual?
If they had another drink, would they've needed less breaks for drinking during the rest of the match? was the number of breaks unusual high during this day? so the match went longer than usual? and had to be suspended until next day?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 5:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 04:08 pm:

Would the benefit have been in the nature of something good happening? Or something bad not-happening? the "benefit" is not really calculable anyway, and may not have occurred. If it did, it would have conveyed an advantage to the twelve people involved.

By Jens Weber (Sundowner) on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 05:14 pm:

Are the twelve men the batting team? the fielding team? this one Would they have benefitted during their own innings? no during the innings of the other team? yes after the match? perhaps, if they won as a result Would the other team have benefitted the same way from one more drink? no

Was it a regular break? between innings? no a timeout? this is in effect what it was, so think of it like that a batsman change? no a break forced by external circumstances? no - it was a scheduled break (if so: rain? darkness?)
Is a sponsor of the match relevant? no a sponsor of one of the teams? no if so: is this sponsor a producer of drinks?
Was it a particular hot day? no were the players thirstier than usual? no
If they had another drink, would they've needed less breaks for drinking during the rest of the match? no was the number of breaks unusual high during this day? no so the match went longer than usual? and had to be suspended until next day? not this sort of thing. It was a scheduled break for drinks in the middle of a session of play; such things are commonplace in the game of cricket.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 6:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Why didn't you tell me this was a cricket puzzle?!!

I am full of regret for having missed out this far!


Did the drinks take place on the field as often scheduled during the innings?

It involved the fielding team and the 12th man?

Would an extra drink have incurred more time? relevant?

Was this a test match / county match/ cup match / limited over / ODI ?

Would one more drink have had a crucial effect on the outcome of the result?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 6:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the title hint at Glamorgan?
Did the weather or light conditions play a crucial part?
Did soemthing unexpected happen at any stage such as a streaker, or any other event that impacted on the match in any way?
Arjun (Jun)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 6:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the fielding team ultimately lose the match? Was the match drawn?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 6:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doping tests relevant?