A permanent Cage Cricket cage incorporating a new 2G Flicx Pitch has been setup at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, Hampshire, which is also the home of Hampshire Cricket Club. The cage was opened by Legendary England all-rounder Sir Ian Botham and Hampshire Cricket Chairman Rod Bransgrove on Monday, 16th September 2013, and was followed by England vs. Australia in the final one-day international.
Permanent Cage at The Ageas Bowl
Co-founder of Cage Cricket and former Hampshire batsman Lawrence Prittipaul said; “It’s fantastic to have launched the cage at The Ageas Bowl because Hampshire is where cage cricket started. The support of Rod and Sir Ian, amongst others, has been absolutely crucial in getting the whole concept off the ground and to see the cage up and running today is the realisation of a dream for me.”
The Ageas Bowl Cage Cricket cage is now a permanent feature at the ground and one which will be accessible by the general public at any time, including by supporters around the ground at Hampshire and England matches.
Yesterday at Bagshot Cricket Club, Flicx UK and Cage Cricket launched a new Flicx pitch designed exclusively for use in Cage Cricket at the #BossOfBeef Beefeater event with Sir Ian Botham. The colorful new design was rolled out and competition winners were able to play Cage Cricket, a new urban sport movement open to all. Cage Cricket see’s 6 players enter the arena with each player spending an over in each zone which means every batsmen faces the same amount of balls, and each player for 1 over. Points are awarded for hitting the ball into each zone with fielders and bowlers also scoring points for catches and wickets taken. Easy and quick to play and great fun, it is easy to see why legends of the game, such as “Beefy” and Shane Warne have given it their backing and support.
Flicx UK are delighted to have designed a new portable pitch exclusively for Cage Cricket which was debuted at the Beefeater corporate event for scratchcard prize winning customers. The pitch is 2/3rds grey to 1/3 white and will be further developed in the future too with the addition of further color and containing the Cage Cricket logo. The pitch performed very well with a fantastic bounce and great feedback leading to some exciting cricket being played. The pitch will soon be available to Cage Cricket customers who need a new surface on which to play. Why not take a look at the video below to see the pitch being rolled out at Bagshot and a practice delivery (with an unexpected visitor!)
After the match, Sir Ian Botham and former England international Alex Tudor and Dean Headley presented prizes before youngster from Bagshot CC enjoyed a game in the Cage too. Flicx UK look forward to supporting the development of Cage Cricket in the coming months – what a fantastic concept for getting new players into cricket and perfect for schools and for transforming existing MUGA’s into a cricket arena to get more people active.
On Tuesday (20th August) from 12-30 down at Bagshot CC – Bagshot Park, London Road Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5HS… Flicx UK and Cage Cricket will be unveiling a brand new pitch designed for the Cage Cricket brand with one third white and two thirds grey at Beefeaters Boss of Beef Day . We would invite you to come along with Ian Botham and see the new pitch and give Cage Cricket a try… For more information on attending the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cage Cricket is dynamic, visual, high octane entertainment fused with the attitude of youth culture and extreme sports. Played in an enclosed space at a fast pace and embracing cutting edge technology, Cage Cricket is the ultimate in 21st century sporting theatre.
Cage Cricket is a ‘street to elite’ game and uniquely, the only form of competitive cricket played as an individual. One format is played across all levels, abilities and ages… 6 Players go into the Cage – 1 will emerge victorious. All three core disciplines are rewarded. You score when you bat, when you bowl and in the field and crickets biggest names including Shane Warne and Sir Ian Botham are backing the game as well as Jimmy Anderson and Graham Swann having a go in a recent video for Jaguar.
Shane Warne playing Cage Cricket
Increase your junior capacity
Cage Cricket is not just an exciting new sport to play but the values within the game assist numeracy skills. Perfect for schools and the young people of today and it has unsurprisingly caught the eye of organisations looking to increase sports participation with existing MUGA’s often used. Coloured target are set up and a Flicx Pitch can be used to ensure a consistent bounce as seen in the photo gallery above.