Virtual Demonstration of the 2G Flicx Pitch | The world’s most versatile, artificial cricket wicket

Especially for our overseas customers, we have prepared a short video demonstration of the 2G Flicx Pitch. Watch the video below and see Flicx UK’s Business Development Manager Ashley Appleby show how the 2G Flicx Pitch can be used. Ash covers

  • How the pitch is delivered
  • How to roll out your pitch
  • What the pitch is made of and what the surface is like and how it performs
  • How its versatility can create different applications for a user
  • How to move the pitch

This video made with footage supplied by Rajasthan Cricket Association, when they visited Wormsley to view the 2G Flicx Pitch. We will be producing further videos over the coming season that you will be able to watch on our You Tube or Facebook sites. If you have any questions you would like answering about the pitches performance, just contact us via the comment box below or call or email us directly on ash@flicx.com or 01295 816765.

The 2G Flicx Pitch is performing really well in both UK conditions and all around the world. With UV stabilisers its can even be left out in sub continent conditions and offers good grip for spinners and also allows batsmen to play their shots in confidence. To roll the pitch back up, take a look at this footage so you can follow our safety points.

To get a quote or learn more about the 2G Flicx Pitch and how it is helping customers all around the world to play more cricket, simply visit our website www.flicx.co.uk

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October Offer | Take 10% off all 2G Flicx Pitches ordered now for the 2017/18 season

Middlesex, Warwickshire, Northants. We’ve got our champions. Six months of county cricket, done and dusted. Now the thoughts of club committees up and down the country (and cricketers alike) turn to next season and how to develop, create or maintain success.

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For many clubs, facilities are a big issue. Not having enough capacity to host all your teams perhaps particularly growing numbers of enthusiastic juniors, having to manage the main squares usage with variable weather conditions, needing a reliable winter training facility and/or looking at new ways to attract and develop young talent…. these are just some of the ways that one 2G Flicx Pitch can help your club in so many ways. It truly is the world’s most versatile cricket pitch.

Now we present our October Offer, a great opportunity for clubs to get ahead and organised for the new season. For this month only all UK, European and US sales will come with a 10% discount (terms and conditions apply -see below). Don’t forget we can also add branding to your pitch to help you fund it by attracting local sponsors to help contribute to the cost. Contact us now to GET A QUOTE for your club including the October Offer or you can access our FREE CRICKET CLUB FUNDING GUIDE NOW.

October OFFER | Terms and Conditions

  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • Funds must be received by Flicx UK by the 31st October 2016 to apply the 10% discount to your sale
  • This offer only applies to customers purchasing direct from Flicx UK, not from any 2G Flicx Pitch retailers
  • Offer only available to clubs and schools in the Northern Hemisphere. Australian customers should click here
  • Flicx UK retains the right to amend this promotion during the offer period
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The 2G Flicx Pitch arrives in Australia

The 2G Flicx Pitch is now available in Australia and the surrounding region ahead of the new season. This is the first time that the new surface has been sold here following its successful launch last year in the UK where it is manufactured by Flicx UK.

The 2G Flicx Pitch is a hugely versatile product with a number of possible applications to provide cricket facility solutions for clubs and schools. It can be used both indoors and out and for both senior and junior cricket with a soft or hard ball. Popular applications include ….

  • Converting a field into a cricket pitch
  • Converting an artificial such as a rubbercrumb or astroturf into a cricket pitch
  • To increase your junior capacity
  • Beach Cricket
  • Indoor Cricket or generally to take cricket to places it has never been played before.

The 2G Flicx Pitches simple “roll out, roll up” concept means its portable and doesn’t damage the under-surface. Some clubs use the Flicx Pitch to avoid strain on their main square whilst others leave it down for the whole season and allow grass to grow through the tiles.

Young cricketers can improve their bowling and batting techniques with our special coaching designs whilst logo’s can also be added which is a great option for club sponsors. The Flicx Pitch is great value for money and for all new customers in Australia we have a special 2G launch offer which means that the price includes delivery to your closest port. Flicx UK can also provide a quote and assist with delivery to your club on request too. Why not take a look around our main website for lots more details on our products and various case studies from existing customers all around the world alternatively REQUEST A QUOTE using our simple online form. Look out for future blogs on the history of the Flicx Pitch in Australia and Case Studies …

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Legends coach on the 2G Flicx Pitches at Sportfest 2015

Cricketing legends including Ashes winners Andrew Strauss, Simon Jones and Matthew Hoggard all provided some expert coaching in the cricket zone at Sportfest 2015, a fantastic celebration of sport and families held annually at Wormsley.

The cricket nets were filled with 2G Flicx Pitches of various designs with different activities in each net including Pitch Vision and a bowling machine. The legends which also included Paul Nixon, Phil DeFreitas , Nick Compton and Mark Garaway the lead organiser.


The 2G Flicx Pitch is proving hugely popular since its launch last year main due to its huge versatility with so many different applications to help clubs solve their facility problems and colourful designs to attract new players to the game. We returned to Vitality Sportfest with even more 2G skills pitches this year which the legends then used to inspire and develop the young players at the event. Pitch Vision added their expert analysis and technology in one net too make it a weekend to remember … then over at our stand, we had our new Freestyle Tennis court where this new game fielding was a big hit using the Crazy Catch handheld product, the Freestyle. We cant wait for next year already!

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The early bird … gets a 10% discount off 2G Flicx Pitches (until 31st March)

Good news for all cricket clubs and schools ahead of the new season has been announced today by the Flicx UK Managing Director Richard Beghin with the launch of an early bird deal on all 2G Flicx Pitches purchased before 31st March 2015.

Is your club looking to improve its facilities this season?

Is your club looking to improve its facilities this season?

“We delighted to  go into what is now our second season with the 2G Flicx Pitch-  The new pitch has shown it is so much more versatile than its predecessor. The biggest development of all is that it can be used safely and successfully indoors-  thus making it a truly adaptable cricket pitch that can be used in both summer and winter.”

The discount deal coincides with the first Cricket Club Expo event taking place at Lord’s this Saturday where the pitch will be available for demo by visiting clubs. Feedback on the 2G Flicx Pitch which launched at the same series of events last year has been hugely positive with the key benefit being the versatility of the product which can be used both indoors and outdoors. The pitch is now manufactured in the UK which has cut down the delivery time quite considerably and you can bespoke your pitch with the addition of a sponsors logo or your choice of colours & design.

The performance benefits are there for both batters and bowlers to experience with a consistent bounce that supports both seam and spin bowling whilst the batters can play their shots in confidence. Popular applications remain using your Flicx Pitch to increase your junior capacity, to protect your main crease from overuse, to transform a field, astro or 3G pitch into a cricket facility or just wild and wacky games such as the Guinness World Record Breaking match which took place at the top of Mt Kilimanjaro.

As well as seeing the pitch for yourself at the three cricket expo events coming up in the next few weeks (register for free entry at http://www.cricketclubexpo.com ) , you can also read a number of testimonials on our website (www.flicx.co.uk) and blog or by connecting with us on social media.

To take advantage of the 10% early bird discount which is available on all UK orders made direct with Flicx UK before 31st March 2015 simply contact us for a quote or possible demonstration. Call us on 01295 816765 or call Gary on 01295 816765

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2G Flicx Pitch, Harvard Cricket Club Case Study – Guest blog by Manik Kuchroo

In the United States, cricket is slowly but surely taking off. Though not quite as popular as it is in India, Australia or England, leagues such as American College Cricket (ACC) have been on the rise. Populous centers, such as New York, now have over 100 teams across 4 different state leagues.

With the advent of American College Cricket in 2009, over 70 colleges, including Harvard, have developed teams. Since cricket fields are not as numerous as clubs, a problem arises: where will all these teams play? Some teams in the ACC opted to play on field hockey fields with a long straight boundary and short square ones. Though Harvard played on the local Jordan Field Hockey field for a few years, we decided last year to look for a better option that could give the team a more authentic cricketing experience. Since building a full cricket field is expensive, we decided to look into drop in or roll out pitches in order to convert any field into a cricket field.

The 2G Flicx Pitch at Harvard CC

The 2G Flicx Pitch at Harvard CC

The search for a cheap, good surface to play cricket on led the team to the new 2G Flicx Pitch technology from Flicx UK. Initially, we were skeptical – could a synthetic roll out pitch really behave like a true turf wicket? After talking to a few other local players with experience with Flicx, the team decided to give it a shot. With the help of Mahindra USA, one of the Harvard Cricket Club’s sponsors, we purchased a 2G Flicx wicket. This was one of the best decisions the Club has made to date. After an initially period of up and down bounce in the first few games, we realized that if we rolled the pitch for just 15 minutes before the game, the bounce became even, consistent and true. Furthermore, it did not slip when attached to either synthetic of grass surfaces.

We now play most of our games on the  2G Flicx pitch and are able to experience cricket as it should be – on a true ground with a true pitch. This experience has helped us improve tremendously over other local teams in the area. Currently ranked third in the nation, the Harvard Cricket Club now heads to the collegiate cricket nationals in March as one of the favourites to win the tournament.

Flicx UK would like to thank Manik Kuchroo, President and Captain of the Harvard Cricket Club for writing this blog for us – you can find more information about his team via their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HarvardCricketClub or website www.harvardcricket.org

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Flicx UK announced as an exhibitor for the Cricket Cricket Expo 2015 series

Flicx UK has today confirmed that it will be returning to the Cricket Club Expo series of events in early 2015 which will enable clubs to see and test out the new 2G Flicx Pitch range, which launched at the same events in 2014. The three shows will take place at Lords (7th Feb),  the Newcastle Cricket Centre, home of South Northumberland Cricket Club the North East ECB Premier League Champions (21st Feb)  and finally the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff (7th Mar).

The new 2G product range from Flicx UK has received exceptionally positive reviews in its first year, with significant performance improvements from its predecessor including being less slippery in wet conditions, softer and easier to roll out and with case history of applications on top of a wide range of surfaces. It is also now UK made which has reduced the lead times considerably whilst prices are held for 2015.

CCE 2014

CCE 2014

Suitable for both hand and soft ball cricket and with improved seam and spin performance, the Flicx Pitch comes in a range of colours and designs including great coaching pitches plus also can be branded with your sponsors logo which gives them great exposure and another benefit to them supporting your club. Come along to the Cricket Club Expo events and see for yourself the 2G Flicx Pitch difference and speak to our expert advisor’s to help you decide which pitch is the right product for your club and how to install and maintain it correctly. Please click the CCE logo link above to register for your nearest CCE or contact us with any questions which you may have on the product itself or if you are after a quote.

You can get in touch with the Flicx UK team via any of the following …

Email – contact Gary Luke in the first instance gary@flicx.co.uk

Social Media – you can find us on Twitter @FlicxPitch , Facebook and now Instagram too

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The weird and wonderful world of Gnome Cricket

Having recently blogged on how the Flicx Pitch has taken cricket to places where it has never been played before such as the recent Mt Kili Madness trek to the top of Africa, I think a little closer to home we have stumbled across something which dwarfs that game in terms of it being even more crazy and wonderful… This ladies and gentleman is Gnome Cricket – a game which goes where gnome man has gone before.

Gnome Cricket is the brainchild of Yorkshire CCC fan and blogger Lady Lainey who snapped up her gnome men at a cricket festival and as the collection grew the team became the legendary “The gentlemen of Tykeshire CCC” … check out Ryan Gnome  – its uncanny!

Team line up

Tykeshire CCC team line up

Given the Flicx team’s expertise in transforming cricketing venues (see Littletown CC), once we saw the view from Lady Lainey’s kitchen (Gnome sweet gnome – in the extensive grounds of Chateau de Champions ) and the playing strip made out of a worn out old piece of carpet, we simply had to intervene. We created a bespoke piece of pitch to fit said flower bed and got it sent up to the groundskeeper Lady Lainey… It is said that the gnomes at first were a little bowled over by the new gift!!

After some weeding and digging, the pitch was ready to go down and ungnome to us some brand new floodlights (solar lights) were installed too … I think you will agree that it looks fantastic and we are aware that Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale has already been approached to cut the ribbon on the new cutting edge facility!! You can read more from Lady Lainey on her blog (Read More), indeed there is also a blog on the pitch installation from the Gentlemen of Tykeshire CCC themselves too (Read More). With cricket in the headlines recently for all of the wrong reasons, least its set in stone with this bunch that there will be no scandals, just a good old fashioned, honest game of the sport that we all love.

If you have any gnome puns of your own, do comment below!! 🙂

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The 2G Flicx Pitches are on the ball with Dukes

From the very top model as used exclusively in UK Test Matches to the junior model used in schools cricket, the Dukes dedication to quality is relentless which is why Flicx UK have officially approved them for use on new 2G Flicx Pitches.

Dukes becomes the approved ball of the 2G Flicx Pitch

Dukes becomes the approved ball of the 2G Flicx Pitch

The origins of DUKES cricket ball making can be traced back to the year 1760 when production started in the Tonbridge area of Kent. The skills have been refined and handed down through the generations. The same meticulous care and attention is paid to all the traditional processes in addition to new technology to ensure that products of the highest standard are made available for the game at all levels today with only the very best raw materials are used to protect the brand’s reputation for top quality.

DUKES is responding to the demands of the modern game by using new advanced technology to produce long lasting surface white and brightly coloured cricket balls for Limited Overs cricket and possible “Day/Night” Test Matches. Another major breakthrough is an exclusive process to ensure very good shape retention whilst retaining the right “feel” on the bat.

Speaking about the first cricket ball to be officially recommended for use with a new 2G Flicx Pitch managing director Richard Beghin said ” We have been using the Dukes ball for many years with Flicx Pitches. The ball has a hard varnish and a quality finish which means it performs exceptionally well and is very durable and so its great to make this partnership official and add the Flicx branding. Whilst this is an approved ball, other cricket balls can of course be used on a Flicx Pitch”.

Anyone interesting in buying these Dukes products specially for use on a Flicx Pitch should contact Flicx directly on 01295 816765

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