All successful stokes start with an effective grip. To be able to play all the batting strokes you need to be holding the bat correctly.
• With your Top Hand wrap your fingers and thumb around the top of the bat as shown in the picture. Your thumb and fore-finger should make a "V" shape pointing down the back of the bat, roughly between the centre ('splice') and the outside edge of the bat.
• Next, place your Bottom Hand on the bat underneath the top Hand. Both hands should be next to each other on the bat.