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Built on a passion

When founder Richard Beghin realised there weren’t enough facilities for the increasingly popular sport of cricket, especially in South Africa, he founded Flicx.

He wanted to help make South Africa a better country to live in, and his passion for his country and his love of cricket led him to develop the Flicx Cricket Pitch. In August 1997, he rolled out the first one at Telkom Country Club in Pretoria, South Africa.

In 1999, after creating a successful business in South Africa, Richard launched Flicx Cricket Pitches into the UK with a tremendous response as the pitches could be used to develop cricket in urban areas whilst the ICC ordered a number of Flicx Pitches for the development of grass roots cricket around the world. Flicx UK was formed in 2001 at its Hinton headquarters and and is now a well-recognised and respected name in cricketing circles, with a growing reputation in other sports too.

In 2014 we launched our second generation, 2G Flicx Pitch which is now manufactured in the UK and is a new softer surface with improved grip and playing performance.

Unlike its predecessor, the 2G Flicx pitches can be made bespoke to order with the colours and branding of your choice and also comes with an expanded product range featuring the colourful new skills pitch, innovative Eagle-eyed pitch and a multi age pitch (MAP).

These new designs aid the coaching of young players maintaining Richard’s belief that we can teach children at all levels, through sport, that life is about team work, individual skills and the will to win and not about selfishness, greed and individualism that they will then have a wonderful opportunity for a better way of life.

The 2G Flicx Pitch is the world’s most portable versatile cricket pitch solution for schools, clubs and back yards!

Create new or develop existing facilities by rolling out a 2G Flicx Pitch on a range of under surfaces. It’s suitable for ADULTS or JUNIORS, HARD ball or SOFT ball, OUTDOORS or INDOORS and is a POPULAR and COST-EFFECTIVE solution all round the world! 

We are proud to work with leading cricketing organisations who use the 2G Flicx Pitch to create new opportunities for more people around the world to play a better standard of cricket. With Flicx you just need a firm, flat surface so the applications are vast…

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High Quality

The 2G Flicx Pitch provides a firm surface for your matches and training. The product is very durable and includes UV stabilisation. The “feet” of the pitch help it mould to your under-surface.

Built to last years and years!

02

Portable

The 2G Flicx Pitch is supplied in two half pitch batting ends to make it possible for one person to move and roll out the pitch with the Flicx Safety Trolley (although two people makes for lighter work)

A roll out solution

03

Versatile

The 2G Flicx Pitch is suitable rolled out on a wide range of under surfaces including grass, synthetic pitches, indoors, on playgrounds, over existing worn astro strips, on the outfield, for beach cricket

So many applications!

04

Improve your Skills

Whatever your age or ability, our coaching pitches will help improve your cricket skills with coloured coded coaching zones providing a visual cue for bowlers looking to achieve a consistent line / length whilst helping batters with their decision making.

Great coaching aids

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Value for Money

The durability of the 2G Flicx Pitch and its wide range of applications gives great value for clubs and schools. Low maintenance and with minimal ground preparation work, the 2G Flicx Pitch is cost effective and doesn’t carry any of the expense of ground works.

No digging, just roll it out 

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Great Service

We want you to be happy with your purchase and always aim to provide fantastic customer service. Any issues with your pitches performance, do contact us. We have pitches in stock throughout the year and turnaround orders within the week.

A company you can trust 

Our Team

Here’s a little bit more about the team at Flicx UK… We would love to hear from you in person, so do drop us an email or give us a call with any questions on the 2G Flicx Pitch product range or it’s suitability for your requirements

 

Richard Beghin

Managing Director


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Flicx UK founder Richard Beghin developed the original Flicx Pitch in South Africa before moving the business to the UK in 1999. Richard has a passion for cricket and sport in general and has seen the Flicx business grow and develop including the hugely successful launch of the 2G Flicx Pitch product in 2013. Richard is the company’s chief “mingler” and can often be found behind a camera lense.


Gary Luke

Sales and Office Manager


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Zimbabwean Gary moved to the UK in 2005 following a background in farming. He joined Flicx in 2012, initially working on orders and dispatch before taking a full-time position as Sales and Office manager in 2013. Contact Gary for all sales, orders, quotes and account information … if there’s anything about the Flicx Pitch that he doesn’t know, it isn’t worth knowing!


Kate Costin

Marketing Manager


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Kate joined Flicx in 2013 in the position of Marketing Manager including responsibility for the 2G Flicx Pitch brand.  Kate is responsible for most of the videos, blogs and resources helping educate potential customers on the value of the world’s most versatile cricket pitch. Any wacky ideas with a 2G Flicx Pitch she would be delighted to hear from you! Outside of work, Kate can mainly be found on a hockey pitch (or enjoying a slice or two of cake).).


Rob Nafzger

Manufacturing & Dispatch


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Rob joined Flicx in 2014 on a short-term basis to start with, making up bespoke orders for new 2G Flicx Pitches. Rob became an invaluable member of the team is now leading the manufacturing of the pitches also helping with the warehousing and dispatch of Crazy Catches. Rob is also the company’s sweepstake manager and when he is not building cricket pitches he enjoys watching a wide range of sports (beer in hand!) as well as keeping up with the demands of his dog who was part of the London 2012 torch relay. 


Flicx is built on our passion for sport and overcoming barriers to participation…
we are proud to have taken cricket to some incredible places where cricket has not been played before

ABOUT THE 2G FLICX PITCH

The original Flicx Pitch was designed in South Africa back in 1997 at the end of the apartheid era. Richard Beghin wanted a way to create MORE OPPORTUNITIES for young South Africans to play cricket and developed a roll out, plastic pitch solution that could CONVERT FIELDS into cricket pitches.

The idea immediately attracted interested to support cricket development projects in the UK and the company moved its head office. The Flicx Pitch became VERY POPULAR GLOBALLY due to its cost effectiveness, portability and versatility as well as performance, producing a CONSISTENT BOUNCE in places that previously were not able to host cricket.

In 2015, the 2G Flicx Pitch was created and this product is now manufactured solely in the UK. The new tile is SOFTER and easier to roll out whilst it GRIPS the under surface even more so than the original. The new surface itself produces a better ball bounce whilst SEAM AND SPIN performance is improved. It provides the bowler with more TRACTION and thus the ball does not “skid” through as it did with the original design…

The new 2G Flicx Pitch can be rolled out on many different surfaces and will provide a suitable bounce, whereas the original surface was only suitable for outdoor purposes. It is therefore far more UNIVERSAL and can be used both indoors and outdoors. In addition, it’s easier and softer to roll out and is available in BRIGHTER COLOURS and NEW DESIGNS with the option to brand up your pitch with a sponsor logo.

The 2G product is now UK made and therefore we have been able to reduce lead times considerably whilst both surfaces were independently TESTED by the leading UK ports surfaces laboratory (Labosport UK) where the new 2G surface came out far superior in terms of its performance with reduced slip and improved ball bounce.

1997

The first Flicx Pitch is rolled out at Telkom Country Club in Pretoria, South Africa

1999

ECB Conference and order for 799 pitches for inner cricket development

2001

Flicx UK was formed in at its Hinton headquarters

2003

Bangladesh – 70 pitches and ICC Africa Projects – ie – Lesotho

2009

Two teams of intrepid cricketers took part in the world’s highest match today – on the side of Mount Everest

2013

Israel win Flicx match pitch with their Cricket4Peace story – “Flicx Pitch Pitch” competition with the ICC

2013

Launch of the 2G Flicx Pitch at Lord’s ahead of the 2014 season

2017

New partnerships created with county cricket boards including Surrey, Middlesex and Essex supporting development initiatives.

Our Clients

Flicx UK are delighted to support the work of the following organisations/ charities…

What our Clients say...

“We chose the 2G Flicx Pitch because it’s a portable solution and means Novel Sports can set up a cricket experience centre at various locations for all to enjoy. We have already found that kids are very motivated to play on artificial surfaces such as the Flicx Pitch as it offers a good bounce and spin”

Duane Zaheer Lall, Novel Sports (Trinidad)

“Flicx have created a cricket wicket more true than any other artificial any of us have played on. Favouring neither batsmen nor bowlers, this is an excellent piece of kit which will help youngsters develop their cricket and adults hone their skills – highly recommended for any club.

Alex Britten, Southwold Cricket Club

“The kids absolutely loved playing on the 2G Flicx pitches with parents and families all wanting to take photos! If it wasn’t for the pitches our tour would not have been the success that it was and the team here at the Sixers will be utilising them further with our community events, clinics and for our Fan Day here at the SCG and throughout the season”

Liz McPherson, Fan, Activation and Community Manager, Sydney Sixers, Australia

“Bute County fully endorse the obvious logic in purchasing a Flicx 2G wicket. The benefits are numerous and it’s very easy for two people to transport and then quickly roll out to get the game started.”

David Mackay, former chairman of Bute County CC

“In the summer of last year, we purchased two more Flicx pitches and have spread them around the country hosting our adult leagues. You cannot put a price on what the Flicx pitch has done for cricket in Israel – it is without a doubt the best investment that we have made and without it, we would have no facilities”

Herschel Gutman, Israel Cricket Association

“Playing on a Flicx Pitch does help with the quality of the games and more runs have been scored especially with the mini pitches where there has been a significant upgrade with the standards”. The 2G Flicx Pitch has met all our expectations, it’s a great product and requires less ground preparation and maintenance versus preparing a natural turf wicket.”

William Belford, Holywood CC

“Our new pitch allows an even playing field for the batsman and bowlers, helps the youngsters develop their skills as well as provides a set-up for adults to hone their skills. We truly believe that the 2G Flicx is to play a catalyst for us as a club to reach one of our true goals and that is to create opportunities for more people to enjoy the global game!!”

Utah Lions, USA

“The Flicx 2G pitches are a great product; a useful practice tool for both batters and bowlers in a range of different environments. They are also very flexible and we plan to use them as a match surface for some of our younger age groups saving on the time and cost of pitch preparation.”

Michael Brookes, Director of Cricket, Harpenden CC

“Flicx is more than just a cricket pitch, it’s an enabler to change lives. The standard of batting from the Timor-Leste players has improved significantly in just the short time we have been using the pitch”

Mark Young, Timor- Leste Cricket

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