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Cricket in Texas: The Royal Tigers’ Experience with the 2G Flicx Pitch

A cricket team based in Grand Prairie, Texas, have found a game-changing solution in the 2G Flicx Pitch. The Royal Tigers, a dedicated cricket club, have able to host matches since December 2019 thanks to the pitches roll out, roll up design meaning Hiren Joshi, Gaurav Sharma and his teammates can now utilise a local grass school venue for their fixtures. Joshi shares his team’s experience with the 2G Flicx Pitch, highlighting its impact and performance.

Rolled Out for for Success

The Royal Tigers’ preparation ritual is short and just involves rolling out the 2G Flicx Pitch onto their grass-covered playground 30 minutes prior to the game. This straightforward setup ensures that they have a reliable pitch ready for action every time. The pitch’s consistent bounce level has elevated the quality of their games, allowing them to enjoy competitive cricket with a leather ball at their own ground.

“Our 10m 2G Flicx Pitch Batting End provided us an excellent option to play cricket on our ground with minimum effort. We wanted a cricket pitch which could be easily put on the grass surface and have consistent bounce. When we read that the total weight of half pitch was only 67 kgs, it was an easy decision for us to purchase the Flicx Pitch. “

Hiren Joshi

Very Durable with Good Bounce and Grip

The 2G Flicx Pitch offers commendable performance in terms of bounce, carry, and a medium seam. However, the players have found that it hasn’t lent much assistance to spinners. The Tigers have been fixing the pitch into the ground so potentially the grass could be cut shorter to improve the grip and spin on offer. This would also increase the bounce which is obviously lower here compared to the concrete wickets which some other clubs in the local area use.

Preparing the ground and installing the 2G Flicx Pitch is a straightforward process for the Royal Tigers. The grass is trimming then half a pitch rolled out and games played off one end.

“The Flicx Pitch is easy to roll and does not take much effort to set up. The pitch surface has a good grip for the batsmen and bounce is good. The crease and the wide line markers make important decisions during matches, helping them determine if batters are outside their crease, and if bowlers are bowling legal deliveries. The pitch is made up of very durable material and is sturdy yet very flexible to roll up after the game.”

Gaurav Sharma

Cost-Effectiveness and Low Maintenance

Compared to a cement pitch alternative, the Flicx pitch is not only cost-effective but also requires minimal maintenance. The Royal Tigers have been playing on the same pitch since 2019, with only minor signs of wear and tear. The best part is, the pitch tiles are replaceable, making repairs a breeze.

Dhruv Dare Devils VS Gaurav Sunrisers Highlights | Match 1 | May 31 2020 | Royal Tigers Team

Player feedback on the 2G Flicx Pitch has been largely positive. Most players are satisfied with the synthetic pitch. Players have noted that the ball tends to stay lower compared to a cement pitch, making it a bit more challenging to play. Players who have adapted to the lower bounce have shown increased confidence and better performance.

The flexibility of the 2G Flicx Pitch solution ensures that the club can continue enjoying their cricket matches hassle-free and utilise the local school grounds without any damage to the undersurface. It is quick and easy to adapt the field and transform it for cricket.

For other leagues or organisations considering the use of the 2G Flicx Pitch, the Royal Tigers offer a resounding endorsement. They emphasize its cost-effectiveness, ease of use, and the exceptional support provided by the Flicx UK team.

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