A jack is moved into the ditch by a non-toucher that remains hanging over the edge of the ditch and resting on the jack. Later in the end the non-toucher is moved into the ditch as a result of play moving the jack in the ditch. The skip of team A wants the jack to remain where it now rests. The skip of team B disagrees and wants the jack re-positioned in the ditch to where it was before being moved as a result of the non toucher entering the ditch. Who is correct?
Skip of team B. A jack at rest in the ditch displaced by a dead bowl must be put back to its former position by the opposing skip or by the marker. Law 38.5.3
In a fours game may any member of the team appeal directly to the umpire about any point in dispute?
No. The opposing skips together must decide all disputed points. If they cannot agree they shall refer it to the umpire. Laws 40.1.2; 40.1.5