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.