How the 2G Flicx Pitch can help schools create new OR expand existing cricketing facilities

Schools all around the globe are turning to Flicx to help them facilitate their boys and girls cricket programmes. Where schools do not have a natural turf wicket, the portable roll out solution allows schools to convert grass fields, playgrounds or sports halls into cricket venues quickly and cost effectively with demarcated crease lines adding realism and the soft grippy tile enabling high quality matches and training to be hosted.


For schools with existing turf solutions and growing participation, the 2G Flicx Pitch can be used to add extra squares or create additional net facilities or host extra teams. Supplied as two half pitch batting ends means you have the flexibility of rolling the mats out on the outfield or over worn or old astro’s to upgrade them for a fraction of the cost. The 2G Flicx Pitch then clips the two ends together in the middle to form your full 2G Flicx Match Pitch. For indoor nets, the 2G Flicx Pitch is far superior solution and very durable versus traditional matting and many schools opt for one of our coaching designs with colour coded zones create clear visual targets to develop batting and bowling techniques.

For schools with existing non-turf synthetic pitches perhaps for football or hockey, the 2G Flicx Pitch can be rolled out over the top for more informal cricket games including for white and pink ball formats which are growing in popularity with the firm, consistent bounce enabling big shots to be played safely. Whether you play hard ball or soft ball cricket, the 2G Flicx Pitch is a great option and is very low maintenance and requires little ground preparation when laid on grass.

“The 2G Flicx Pitch will enable us to play cricket where we couldn’t before. It was easy to set up and gives a good playing surface for our students to practice and play matches on, increasing our participation greatly” – Paul Harrison, Director of Sport, William Perkin C of E School

“It’s absolutely transformed the standard of cricket that we can teach and means we can now host matches against other schools.”- Mark Costin, Sacred Heart School (Battersea)

Cricket festival at Warwick School

The 2G Flicx Pitch can be purchased in different lengths to suit your various age groups including 15,17 and 19-yard pitches (as per the new ECB guidelines) whilst our multi-age pitch (MAP) is the most popular product as it enables various age groups to be played on the same pitch … you just need to move the stumps plus there is a run off at both ends for bowlers whilst school logos can also be added into the pitch itself which looks excellent and maintains the corporate school brand in an innovative manner. To summarise, why choose the Flicx 2G Pitch??

  • Quick and easy for one person to install (two people makes lighter work)
  • Reliable pace and bounce
  • Convert various surfaces into a cricket venue
  • Use it summer, winter, indoors or outdoors, hardball or softball
  • Low maintenance and minimal ground preparation required

Flicx UK are just approaching our busiest time of the year, however we have standard product lines in stock for delivery within a week of placing the order. To view the range or for a quote please visit https://www.flicx.co.uk/pitches/

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Flicx to support the Chance to Shine – Hitting 50 with Devon Malcolm fundraiser

In celebration of Devon Malcolm’s 50th Birthday, Devon will be raising £50,000 for Chance to Shine. ‘Hitting 50’ will be a VIP marquee lunch, celebrity cricket match, chukkas and charity auction.

Devon Malcolm

Devon Malcolm

Held in the beautiful surroundings of the Brixworth Cricket Club on Thursday 20th June, this all day bash will feature:

  • VIP drinks reception and marquee lunch
  • Kids cricket coaching session with England Women Coaching Ambassadors including Charlotte Edwards
  • Anecdotes from the wicket with cricket legends
  • Charity auction

Flicx UK will be supporting this event by providing TWO Flicx Pitches for Chance to Shines’ juniors to bat on in the morning session which will convert the one existing cricket field into 2 smaller fields showing the versatility of the product for all formats of the game for all ages and abilities. In addition we will be raising the guests competitive stakes further with the Crazy Catch 1 minute challenge. As well as prizes for the best celebrity, adult and junior scores (and the bragging rights gained)  that will be handed out on the day, there is also the small matter of a $10,000 prize fund which will be won by the one minute challenge top scorer globally (Deadline of the 31st July) See www.crazycatch.com for full terms and conditions

Chance to Shine is a national campaign which aims to bring cricket, with its educational benefits, back to state schools. Since launching in 2005, CTS have brought cricketing opportunities to 2 million state school children. To continue this work, they need to raise £5 million annually. For more information and to purchase a ticket to the Hitting 50 event, please visit www.chancetoshine.org

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The introduction of an artificial cricket pitch to Jamaica: ‘A huge success’

A Dream Come True! 

St Andrews Prep School hosted Liberty Prep School in a practice match on Saturday April 25th 2009, an event which saw the introduction of the Flicx artificial cricket pitch into Jamaica for the first time… Here are some photo’s looking back at the day

The Flicx pitch arrives and is rolled out

The Flicx pitch arrives and is rolled out

 

Curator for the day and parent Teddy Richards (left) supervises the installation of the pitch.

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Dean Johnson rolls the Flicx Pitch

Proud conceptualiser: Dean Johnson takes a turn at rolling the wicket, whilst St Andrew Prep’s coach Peter Daley seems delighted with the new cricket pitch

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Home team St Andrews Prep take first strike and Opening Batsman Bradley Jacks prepares to face the first ball. He made 32.

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Bradley Jacks

Batting at three: Neil Johnson essays a late cut. He went on to make 68. Neil becomes the first batsman to make 50 for St Andrew Prep and also the first player to score a half century on a Flicx artificial cricket pitch In Jamaica.

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Neil Johnson celebrates his 50, the first on an artificial surface in Jamaica

Teddy Richards sweeps the wicket between innings.

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Sweeping the surface between the innings

Match Report:

  • New pitch played well, bounce was consistent with the odd one keeping a little low.
  • St. Andrew Prep made 161 for 4 in 25 overs.
  • Liberty Prep made 57 all out in 16 overs.
  • Man of the Match: Bradley Jacks (32 runs and 6 wickets for 7 runs).
  • Highest individual score: Neil Johnson (68 runs).
  • Record partnership for the second wicket for St Andrews Prep of 114 between Bradley Jacks and Neil Johnson.
  • Good fielding performance by St Andrew Prep with five catches held, three by Taje Blake, one by Nicholas Richards and one by Alex Smith.
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