bottom hand



  • noun the lower of the two hands holding the bat (the right hand in the case of a right-handed batsman). The bottom hand gives firmness and solidity to a stroke, and a player is sometimes said to ‘give it plenty of bottom hand’.
    Citation ‘Such is the power and dominance of his [Pietersen’s] bottom hand his strokes frequently resemble a hockey player sending a long pass downfield.’ (Mike Selvey, Guardian 10 March 2006)