All 2G Flicx Pitches are now UK made and here’s how!

The original Flicx Pitch was developed and manufactured in South Africa – however now with the advent and development of our 2G product; we have been able to move all production and assembly over to here in the UK which means lower lead times on all orders and completely flexibility over the design and colours of your pitch (for those choosing to move away from our traditional green match pitch)

A full length pitch (22.12m x 1.8m) takes around an hour to put together and is made from a number of these tiles which themselves are manufactured in Suffolk by a plastics company called Roland Plastics Ltd. They specialise in the supply of precision engineered injection mouldings and assemblies in a wide range thermoplastic materials, produced on state of the art machines.

The 2G Flicx Pitch tiles as they arrive from the factory in Suffolk

The 2G Flicx Pitch tiles as they arrive from the factory in Suffolk

From here, our assembly men ( Rob) pitch together the pitches, clipping and hammering the slots in place before trimming the excess clips from any outer edges. The whole process takes between 1-2 hours. You will notice from our blog and website, that we now also produce two brand new coaching pitches, the skills pitch and the eagle-eyed pitch with the same process applying only with coloured tiles being used in line with the design so with coloured strips to show pitching in line as well as target tiles to aid the skill development of young players.

A 2G Flicx Match Pitch is carefully constructed (like lego) by hand in our warehouse on Hinton Airfield

A 2G Flicx Match Pitch is carefully constructed (like lego) by hand in our warehouse on Hinton Airfield

Once the pitch is completed, it is rolled up tightly and tied with 2 straps before being placed in a mesh bag and readied for dispatch to our customers to support the development of cricket facilities and talent – allowing cricket to be played pretty much anywhere!

The finished pitches, rolled up and ready to be dispatched to clubs around the world

The finished pitches, rolled up and ready to be dispatched to clubs around the world

For more details about the 2G Flicx Pitch range or to view one of our case studies please visit www.flicx.co.uk – our newly redesigned online home or call us for advice on 01295 816765

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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

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

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.