Perfectly purple, portable pitches were delivered to the Kimbolton School
sports department ahead of the new cricket term with the cricket and PE staff feedback hugely positive in terms of performance and usability after the initial use across the schools cricket programme.
“The bespoke 2G Flicx Pitches will make a massive difference to our cricket programme at Kimbolton School. The kids will have so much fun and the bounce and carry is very consistent” – Alex Tudor, Cricket Professional
After a demonstration pre-Covid, Director of Cricket Chris Hope reignited interest in purchasing back March with Flicx creating a design mock up for two Extra Length Multi Age Pitches
(22.12 x 1.8m) which exactly match the pantone of the schools corporate colours and include the schools logo. This design is a senior full length pitch with 1 metre extra run off behind both stumps and inbuilt crease markings for junior age groups at 19 and 17 yards. Funds were raised from the schools cricket camps and the delivery was made this week (bespoke coloured Flicx Pitches typically have a production time of 4 to 5 weeks)
Multiple Uses Planned
With a growing cricket programme including big increases in the number of girls playing, more pitches were required at the school.
- 2️⃣ pitches split into 4️⃣ batting ends which can be spread around the grass fields at the school to facilitate many junior games
- 🏏 As a full match pitch for games and festivals
- 🤕 To protect the main square and keep it in top condition
- 🏑 Over the hockey astro to create more training facilities including during the winter
- ✅ More capacity, more teams and more activity and enjoyment post Corona-virus
- 🔥 Skills improved with a pitch the players can trust to play their shots due to the better bounce
When the pitches were rolled out, all the staff were keen to put them through their paces …
“The Flicx pitches are incredible and have added real value to Kimbolton school cricket programme. We are currently using the pitches for hard ball and soft ball matches across all age groups at school. We have been delighted with how the pitches have played with good bounce and carry for the bowlers which in turn has allowed the batters to play more varied shots.
The pitches are easy to move about and put away. This has given us far more flexibility to use different areas around school and be able to play more matches. The bespoke purple colour of the pitches has received quite a few positive comments from opposition schools also. The Flicx team have been very professional throughout the whole process and their communication has been first class.” said Chris Hope
Many schools have invested in 2G Flicx Pitches already this season with a majority selecting a branded option and our popular Multi Age Pitch (MAP)
design which allows various senior and junior age groups to use the same pitch just by moving the stumps. The main benefit that schools are looking for tends to be converting grass fields to create additional space for cricket matches and training whilst the option to use the two batting ends separately adds huge versatility and value for money. Flicx pitches are exceptionally durable and offer high performance year after year.
Positive reviews are flying in at all age and ability levels ranging from primary schools playing cricket for the first time right up to some of the top cricketing schools who are looking for ways to expand their programmes as well as the huge interest in girls cricket. Do get in touch if you would like to discuss your requirements with our team via 01295 816765 or request a quote