Team Roles – Second

General Duties: The second must be a versatile player for defence, attack or recovery with the ability to;

Draw on either hand to the jack or to a position designated by the skip,

Be able to play on-shots to trail the jack to designated lengths,

Rest on or wrest out bowls from the head,

When the lead has failed, re-establish the leads obligation at the head,

Assist in moving the bowls back behind the mat at the conclusion of each end,

Disposition of the Head
The disposition of the second’s bowls within the head play an important part in the building of the head, which involve both teams to consider the employment of the tactical skills of defence, attack and recovery.