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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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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

 


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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.

Our Clients

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

What our Clients say...

“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

“The 2G Flicx Pitch will enable us to play cricket where we couldn’t before. It was easy to set up and gives a good playing surface for our students to practice and play matches on, increasing our participation greatly”.

Paul Harrison, Director of Sport , William Perkin C of E School

“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

“We used our 2G Flicx Pitch for a hard ball match weekend – 3 matches – with seniors in Iceland and it played very well in a challenging environment.
We even had a 100 scored in the last T20 game”!

Darren Talbot, Iceland Cricket

“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

“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

“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

Michael Brookes, Director of Cricket, Harpenden CC

“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. Bute County CC

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