Making your own minor repairs to your Flicx Pitch

This Flicx Pitch repair guide was created for the unlikely event, that your pitch needs repairing… say it has been run over by the lawn mover blade! Rather than buying a whole new mat, Flicx can provide a replacement tile that you can insert into your pitch in around 5 minutes. Follow our guide below to ensure the best possible quality on the repair…

Step 1 - Loop the pitch up

Step 1 – Loop the pitch up

Step 2 - Repeat on the other side then snap together so the pitch come apart

Step 2 – Repeat on the other side then snap together so the pitch comes apart

Step 3- Snapped apart Flicx Pitch

Step 3- Snapped apart Flicx Pitch

Step 4 - Insert the replacement tile and mallet into place

Step 4 – Insert the replacement tile and mallet into place

Step 5 - Get rid of excess

Step 5 – Get rid of excess

Step 6- Place on block where the break needs to be made and turn up side down

Step 6- Place on block where the break needs to be made and turn up side down

Use a screwdrive and mallet to reverse the joins in the tile so it detatches

Step 7- Use a screwdriver and mallet to reverse the joins in the tile so it detaches

Step 7 - Place in the pitch and cut off any excess joins. Click any other pieces back into place and play!

Step 8 – Place in the pitch and cut off any excess joins. Click any other pieces back into place and play!

Please note you will only need to use a screwdriver and mallet to disengage the it lengthways (vertically)… Joins running horizontally (across the pitch) should be broken using the loop, snap process. Any further questions do feel free to contact us in the Flicx UK office on 01295 816765.

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Flicx UK partner with the Twenty 20 International Cricket Roadshow #T20roadshow

Flicx UK are delighted to be supporting the first Twenty 20 International cricket roadshow this summer as it takes cricket to emerging nations Poland and Romania. Flicx UK have lent the company van to Neil Bunting’s team for their trip which they hope will expand into a larger European tour in summer 2014. In additional Flicx have loaned a pitch for use at the events on the roadshow as well as some Crazy Catch nets to assist in the coaching sessions that T20 International will be delivering.

The #T20roadshow departs from Flicx HQ, nr Brackley

The #T20roadshow departs from Flicx HQ, nr Brackley

The first stop on the trip, which set off from Flicx HQ on Monday, is the Piotrowice Nyskie Cricket Festival in Poland running from the 27th-28th July. For more information on the festival click here.  In conjunction with co-host Jim Parton, at his spectacular Palace venue, T20 International will be welcoming two teams from Warsaw (one all native Poles), along with teams from Krakow, Hungary and the UK for a weekend of Sixes, T20 games and other cricket activities.  Speaking about the tournament Neil Bunting said “We are delighted to be able to take out a Flicx wicket to use at the Festival”

Thereafter, the roadshow will be arriving in Cluj, Romania on Monday 29th July and the team will be delivering coaching / coach education on the 30th and 31st July at Cricket Club Cluj supported by Marc Pillich-Wright, president of Cluj Cricket Club in Romania with 30+teachers registered to attend to learn how to deliver cricket in their schools. A mix of abilities is expected including newcomers to the sport and the participants will be doing a combination of playing cricket and then practicing 12 games they can deliver in their own schools with follow up coaching plans supplied post course.  Flicx have decided to donate a brand new pitch to Cricket Romania and the presentation will be made by Neil Bunting from Twenty 20 on behalf of Flicx UK to Cricket Club Cluj to celebrate their new affiliate membership of the ICC. (Read More)

In terms of aspirations for the trip, T20 International are seeking to forge good links in Romania with a view to providing ongoing coaching support and coaching sessions to meet the nations growing needs and interest… additionally, this is ideal preparation for the more ambitious proposed full European Roadshow next summer. To keep in touch with the guys on the trip follow the hashtag #T20roadshow on Twitter

The ICC’s newest affiliate member, Cricket Romania – growing the game with Flicx

On the 27th June, Cricket Romania became the newest affiliate members of the International Cricket Council (ICC)

Marc Pillich-Wright the newly elected President of Cluj Cricket Club in Romania takes up the story in this our latest blog of how cricket is developing in his adopted nation and how his team were delighted to hear the news from Flicx UK, that they had been donated a Flicx Pitch as part of the Twenty 20 International Cricket Roadshow tour to Poland and Romania.

Cluj Cricket Club

Cluj Cricket Club celebrate the award of a Flicx Pitch

“Thanks to the outstanding generosity and assistance from Flicx UK and ICC Europe, we are now looking forward to developing the skills of Romanian’s in our region. With only 8 active clubs in the country, and only 1 inside a 150km radius of the city of Cluj-Napoca, we are hoping to have at least three in this region for next year’s completion. Suitable places to play has been a problem for us in the past. But, with the Flicx mat, a good standard of cricket is now going to be seen in places where, before, it may not have been possible.  In addition, our training sessions are going to be so much more focused with a consistent surface. Thank you!” – Marc Pillich-Wright, Cluj Cricket Club

The Twenty 20 International Cricket Roadshow will be arriving in Cluj on Monday 29th July and delivering coaching/ coach education sessions on the 30th and 31st July so keep an eye on our blog and twitter for all the latest news on the trip and the Flicx Pitch presentation. Owner of Flicx UK Richard Beghin commented “Flicx UK is delighted to help Romanian Cricket to establish a cricket facility to suit the countries growing demands and appetite for the sport. It has worked out brilliantly with our partnership with Twenty 20 in supporting their first European roadshow; that we can leave a legacy by donating a pitch to the ICC’s newest affiliate member. We look forward to keeping in touch with Marc and the guys in Cluj to share their enjoyment of the game on their new surface”

Flicx Ashes Special

To celebrate the Ashes – Flicx UK are running an Ashes special with 10% off the whole Flicx Pitch range until the 25th August 2013. This promotion is available at selected retailers including Stellar Sports, Mr Cricket, Batting 46, 3D Sports, Morrant Sports Group and Martin Berrill Sports. Check our Twitter feed for all the latest on the promotion and participating retailers…

Flicx Ashes Special

Flicx Ashes Special

The Flicx Pitch can be used to transform any surface or area into a cricketing wicket with a fantastic bounce possible with the correct installation which is very quick and easy to achieve. The pitch is highly portable and can be just rolled out to suit. The product are very popular with the home market with many families making their own “Lords” in their back garden – the perfect way to host cricket matches with your friends and family whilst enjoying the good weather and a BBQ!! Bliss…  Our Flicx Senior home pitch is great for this; whilst young players can develop their game on a Flicx Throwdown strip which has coloured targets to demonstrate batting footwork.

In addition, if you combine any pitch purchase with a Hinton 2 net you can save 20% as part of our Flicx Ashes Special to enable you to construct your very own home academy… the perfect gift for the cricketing family

In addition we have new stock of full length match and coaching pitches as well as batting ends so with a 10% Ashes discount, its a great time to buy. Contact Gary for a quote on 01295 816765

8 Orphaned and Vulnerable South African Teens on the Mont Blanc!

Children of the Dawn is a public benefit organisation caring for over 820 rural orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa, including 360 teenagers.

Ruth and her Dawn Children — in Lenyenye, Limpopo.

Ruth and her Dawn Children — in Lenyenye, Limpopo.

Children of the Dawn has recently been using the sport of hiking and the world of mountaineering. 360 rural teens have been participating in 36 hikes around South Africa, gaining fitness, self-confidence and a better understanding on how to persevere. Our programme allows young people to develop inner strength, achieve goals beyond self-imposed limits, and also shows success in improving their mental health.

These hikes led to the selection of 8 rural orphaned and vulnerable teenagers who will take the trip of a lifetime to hike around the Mont Blanc in July 2013. We are creating a New Dawn on Mont Blanc for our beneficiaries.  A New Dawn on Mont Blanc has received the label “South African Season in France” (www.france-southafrica.com)  So far Children of the Dawn has raised over 70% of the funds needed for this innovative programme. A donation however large or small will go a long way in making sure we can bring new experiences to the lives of young ones who otherwise wouldn’t dare to dream.

For more information, contact Magali Malherbe, National Project Manager on 072 428 0939, magali@childrenofthedawn.org.za. You can also visit www.childrenofthedawn.org.za; Facebook @ Children Of The Dawn – South African bank account: Nedbank, branch 194405, acc no 1944181504, ref: Mt Blanc.

As a company with rich South African roots, Flicx UK are delighted to be supporting Children of the Dawn and encourage our customers and industry colleagues to join us in donating to the New Dawn on Mont Blanc event. Why not hold a charity cricket match on a Flicx Pitch for example. To donate simply follow the link click here

Thank-you for your support