bottom edge



  • noun the edge of the bat closer to the ground, either at the bottom of the blade or on the lower side of a bat held horizontally; for the batsman, the danger of a ball that comes off the bottom edge is not that he will be caught, but that the ball will be played on to his stumps
    Citation ‘As he hooked at Cowans … the ball crashed into the base of his stumps off the bottom edge’ (Robin Marlar, Sunday Times 31 July 1983)