A player of team A is called on to put in a short blocker. Skip B believes that the bowl is too short and calls for the umpire. On measuring the umpire finds that the bowl is 14.1 metres away from the mat line.
What is the position?
The bowl is a live bowl as it is not less than 14m from the mat line. Law 17.1.3
A delivered bowl comes to rest on the green and in contact with the jack which is in the ditch. It is claimed that, as the bowl is a live bowl and is in contact with the jack in the ditch, it is a toucher.
Is this correct?
No. No bowl shall be a toucher if it plays onto, or comes into contact with, the jack while the jack is in the ditch. Law 14.3