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no1northernbloke

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Re: Bottom hand taking over
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2013, 05:09:39 PM »

If your feet and head are in the right place at the right time you'll find that naturally your bottom hand will adjust and you'll play it with a a couple of fingers and thumb of the bottom hand holding the bat. If you're not quite 'there' and are looking to force it then there's a tendency to lean back and the bottom hand takes over.

Get a mate to feed you some throwdown half volleys in the nets and concentrate on leading with your left shoulder and keeping the ball on the deck. You'll find the top hand does start to take over as it should....
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Re: Bottom hand taking over
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2013, 06:01:38 PM »

Try a sqush ball in your bottom hand glove, it will soften your grip to what some have suggested. Might sound odd but it does work. Good luck.
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Re: Bottom hand taking over
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2013, 06:13:19 PM »

Yeah I heard about Gilchrist putting half a squash ball in his bottom glove when he got a ton in the world cup final against Sri Lanka, does sound strange but I suppose in theory it would weaken your grip with your bottom hand.
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Re: Bottom hand taking over
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2017, 02:59:01 AM »

Pretty good insight. I have the same issue. I do really good with cut and pull.
Will try to align the Vs better and use couple of fingers and thumb of the bottom hand to hold the bat.
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Re: Bottom hand taking over
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2017, 06:34:07 AM »

The squash ball trick really does work.

I used it for a fair few games last year when I felt my bottom hand was strangling the bat and it really helped.
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Re: Bottom hand taking over
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2017, 08:49:55 AM »

Bat with soft hands
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Re: Bottom hand taking over
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2017, 11:59:24 PM »

All these suggestions are good. Before tinkering with your grip etc try getting your leading shoulder around more and bending your knees into your drives. Your bottom hand can ruin things if you are front on or stand up as you hit it. If you get this right you can use as much bottom hand as feels natural for power.
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