Heading to Headlingly for the 2G Flicx Pitch launch

This Saturday (1st February) see’s the launch of the 2G Flicx Pitch to the UK cricket market at the first Cricket Club Expo event at Headingley, Leeds. The event starts at 10am and runs until 6pm with a range of cricketing suppliers present for clubs to get organised ahead of the new season. The ECB are supporting the event for the first time with All Out Cricket the official media partners. Register now at http://www.cricketclubexpo.com/registration/

Headingly - 1st February

Headingly – 1st February

Flicx UK, have an exciting challenge running to launch their new 2G surface which will allow cricketers to test the new colourful surface with improved bounce and better seam and spin performance. Our winner will take home a bottle of champagne in a test that will measure your bowling accuracy, batting technique and catching reactions!!

The Flicx team will be present to answer any questions on the surface performance and managing director Richard Beghin will be presenting in the seminar programme on the benefits and application of the new pitch. Testing has shown that our 2G tiles create a softer pitch that is easier to work with and has shown to be less slippery  when wet versus its predecessor.

In addition we are now able to bespoke and brand the pitches to fit a school or clubs requirements with sponsors logo’s able to be added. A Flicx Pitch means you can play cricket on any flat surface by converting existing sports fields into a cricket pitch – as well as being great for indoor cricket training and as a coaching aid for juniors increasing the capacity of your training sessions and adding an element of fun.

The 2G Flicx Pitch range is available to buy now for the new season in 3 new designs. Call us on 01295 816765

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The new 2G Flicx Pitch is a great surface for Indoor Cricket (Case Study)

With the Indoor Cricket season just around the corner, the new 2G Flicx Pitch has been trialled on a sprung floor with excellent results in addition to it already being used in indoor leagues on rubbercrumb surfaces (see our LCB blog).

The trial came about as a result of a partnership between Beth’s Grammar School and the Dartfordians Cricket Club under the stewardship of coach Mike Lanning, who is also an employee of one of our retailers Sports Directory UK. Feedback from the trial was excellent with the 2G Flicx Pitch solving the age old problem of finding a suitable playing surface for indoor cricket

2G Flicx Pitch testing indoors

2G Flicx Pitch being tested indoors

For most indoor cricket training and matches at the moment, an astro or fibre mat is used however this does have some problems including…

  • It doesn’t roll out flat straight away and can take ages to flatten to produce a flat, even surface
  • It needs to be taped to flatten it and stop any slipping
  • It’s heavy and cumbersome to move
  • It produces a low bounce on a sprung floor

Feedback from the Flicx 2G Pitch trial reported the following benefits …

  •  You can roll out the pitch then play instantly
  • It rolls flat without taping
  • It produces a very good consistent bounce
  • Can take seam and spin
  • It’s easy to store (requires very little space when kept on its end)
  • Can be produced with coloured tiles making coaching markings used to improve line and length bowling – take a look at our product range

Speaking about the trial Mike Lanning said

 “It is really important for effective cricket coaching – especially for batting and bowling – that the training surface provides a consistent and good bounce. At our local sports hall we tried to use hard balls on a fibre mat laid on their sprung wooden floor, but it wasn’t successful as the ball didn’t bounce at all – it simply died on the surface.

Our trial of the new 2G Flicx mat dealt successfully with this problem – the bounce using hard balls was good and trustworthy, comparable to an outdoor surface for both seam and spin bowling. The 2G Flicx mat is now allowing us to train much more effectively in the hall with both colts and seniors; we can now, for example, use the bowling machine there for the first time.”

On behalf of Flicx UK, Managing Director Richard Beghin commented “The softer nature of the new 2G surface really lends itself to the indoor game and training within sportshalls. This will allow players of all ages and abilities to train throughout the winter on a pitch which produces a good consistent bounce and with our new designs – allows coaches to work on a bowlers line and length as well as a batters decision making”

Kate Costin, Flicx UK Marketing Manager added ” Although we are still in the initial stages of trailing the 2G pitch for indoor cricket, we are very excited about the early results. With the new 2G showing that it is a surface that has overcome the key historical issues of good consistent bounce and ease of storage and use ( no need to wait for the pitch to flatten out) it makes a great platform for the indoor game. We are now looking to hear from more clubs and schools that might be able to further assist in evaluating the pitch”

For more information about the new 2G Flicx pitch range do contact us or request a brochure. For quotes please contact gary on 01295 816765

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Order your copy of the new 2G Flicx Pitch Brochure TODAY

The official launch of the 2G Flicx Pitch will be taking place on three dates next month alongside the upcoming Cricket Club Expo shows taking place at Headingly, Edgbaston and the Ageas Bowl. After rigorous testing and development, the Flicx 2G pitch will be available for purchase ahead of the 2014 season and to celebrate the launch we have brought out a new brochure which outlines…

New Brochure

New Brochure

If you would like a copy of our brochure simply email your contact details to Kate Costin –Kate@flicx.com and whether you would prefer a hard or electronic copy. Alternatively you can contact us via social media … you will find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram !!

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Your Invitation to the 2G Flicx Pitch launch at Cricket Club Expo 2014

If you are looking to give your cricket club the edge in the 2014 season, then a trip to an upcoming Cricket Club Expo is a must this February. There are 3 exhibitions across the month  …

  • Headlingly, 1st February
  • Edgebaston, 8th February
  • Ageas Bowl, 22nd February

All shows open to visitors at 10am and are open until 5pm, entrance is free, and all venues have ample parking, so come and join us for a great cricketing day out, please pre-register here. Cricket Club EXPO is officially supported by the ECB and brings clubs together with leading cricket suppliers including Flicx UK who will be officially launching the 2G Flicx Pitch range to the market.

 

The bright new colours of the 2G Flicx Eagle Eyed Pitch

The bright new colours of the 2G Flicx Eagle Eyed Pitch

The new 2G range comes in 3 designs and can be fully bespoked with your choice of colour and branding. The surface is improved and tests have shown it to produce improved ball bounce, better seam and spin performance and it’s easier to work with and softer when rolling out. This makes it ideal for clubs, schools and indoor cricket or laid on top of existing astro surfaces.

The bright markings on the Eagle-Eyed and Skills pitches act as coaching aids and help players develop line and length bowling techniques as well as aiding their batting decision making. Available in 7 standard sizes, the Flicx 2G Pitch is a great way to transform any hard surface into a cricket pitch – it can be laid onto grass, astro, rubbercrumb, indoor sports halls – just roll it out and play!

2G Flicx Logo

2G Flicx Logo

Do come along and visit our stand at the Cricket Club Expo’s and test the 2G pitch out for yourself in our bowling challenge (win a bottle of champagne!) and take advantage of our pre-season prices to get your new pitch in time for the new season. Don’t forget to register for the CCE shows or 2G Brochure low res to download our new brochure or get in touch with us for a quote.

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The benefits of the new 2G Flicx surface

All Flicx Pitches for the 2014/15 season will be made from our new and improved 2G material and are now manufactured in the UK.

2G Flicx Skills Pitch

2G Flicx Skills Pitch

Benefits of the new surface include…

• Improved ball bounce
• Better seam and spin performance
• Reduction in the surface slipperiness when wet
• New designs to support coaching of batting and bowling
• Brighter colours
• Made to order – bespoke your own pitch colours to suit your clubs requirements / brand
• Easy to work with
• Softer when rolling out

The 2G Flicx Pitch is available in various standard sizes or can be made bespoke to order. For more information see our products page

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Flicx UK becomes Official Supplier of Twenty20 Cricket Company

Flicx UK are delighted to announce that they have become an official supplier of cricket equipment to the Twenty20 Cricket Company.

 This year Flicx supported the first #T20roadshow to Poland and Romania, and now Flicx are to be elevated to the status of official supplier of cricket equipment including the new 2G Flicx Pitches, Crazy Catch and other cricket accessories for upcoming projects.

Rome

Rome

In 2014 Twenty20 Cricket Company are sponsoring the German Bundesliga 50-over competition,  delivering coaching in Hamburg and are in the process of arranging further coaching in Berlin, Bremen and potentially also Frankfurt.  In addition they are looking at the possibility of delivering Street20 whilst travelling around the country next summer.  This will contribute towards Cricket Germany and their General Manager, Brian Mantle’s aim to raise the numbers participating in Germany to 10,000 allowing cricket to become part of the German Olympic Federation.

 Additionally Twenty20 Cricket Company are running a junior tournament in conjunction with Kampong CC in Utrecht, with teams from the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK already confirmed to attend. To support these projects, as well as providing equipment the Flicx van will be used on the tours along with full marketing support.

This new partnership comes at a great time for Flicx with the upcoming launch of the 2G Flicx Pitch which Twenty20 Cricket Company will be promoting on their European travels.

Speaking about becoming official suppliers Richard Beghin MD of Flicx commented “We are delighted to further increase our support to Twenty20 Cricket Company to help them expand their activities running coaching camps in Germany (Bonn, Hamburg), Italy (Rome), Romania (Cluj) and Switzerland (Basel), and hosting touring teams and players for coaching from Argentina, Belgium, Bermuda, Dubai, Italy, India, Latvia, Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland & USA. It’s a great platform to promote the Flicx product range, especially the new 2G Flicx Range, which we are sure will be a big success in helping to further develop cricket around Europe and beyond.

2013 Romania

2013 Romania

 For Twenty 20 Cricket Company, Director Neil Bunting said “We are delighted to strengthen our ties with Flicx UK. They have a range of innovative coaching tools which we love to use on our camps and in our tournaments. They really help to make cricket more exciting and are a great way to develop participation amongst players of all experience and ability.

For more information about Flicx visit their blog http://flicxpitch.wordpress.com/ or follow them on Twitter @FlicxPitch.

For the Twenty20 Cricket Company, go to their website at http://www.twenty20cricketcompany.com or follow them on Twitter at @T20Intl.

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