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Garden cricket with a Flicx pitch

by katie malkinson 11 May 2020 0 Comments

For many cricketer’s around the world, garden cricket holds many precious family memories. It is fun yet fiercely competitive often with quirky family rules.

Here at Little Big Sports, we sell many products that help transform garden cricket practice. The 2G Flicx Pitch, however, allows you to take your garden cricket practice to a whole new level… If you are considering purchasing, here are 5 frequently asked questions on the world’s most versatile, portable, cricket wicket which is supplied in your choice of 4m, 7.5m or 10m sizes.

What is the bounce like?

With any pitch, you want to be able to play your shots with confidence and replicate the innovative and elaborate strokes seen from the likes of Buttler, Kohli and Stokes. The 2G Flicx Pitch will allow you to do this without the ball skidding onto the bat. The bounce is true and good which is great for contest between bat and ball in the garden. 

This pitch is effective with real leather cricket balls (to realistically prepare for club and school matches), tapeballs, incrediballs, bowling machine balls and tennis balls. It is suitable for adults and seniors and corrects many imperfections of the under surface. Just roll it out on any firm, flat area, It can be set it up contained within a net or use it for backyard matches with the family. 

Does the pitch take spin?

Yes! As well as being a top-quality batting surface, the pitch is also great for bowlers to hone their craft. Coloured coaching targets on the skills pitch help leg spin bowlers to bowl a consistent line and length. Unlike many traditional artificial surfaces where the ball will go straight on, the Flicx Pitch tiles are grippy and enable bowlers to build the muscle memory of their ‘bowling action’ by aiming for certain target tiles and then spinning the ball onto the wicket.

How will it help develop my daughter or sons cricketing skills?

The Flicx Pitch will extend the cricket season, Our skills design is popular as the colour coded zones allow batsmen to develop their decision making and for bowlers to develop consistency with their line and length. Combine with a bowling machine or get your family members to give you throwdowns. The targets will help with feeding accuracy too!

Flicx Skills cricket pitch

Can you keep the pitch down over the summer?

Usability is one of the key benefits of the Flicx pitch. It’s easy to use and quick to roll out and back up. It is virtually maintenance free and you can keep your pitch down for the whole summer. In terms of preparation you need a firm, flat area and the grass cut down short to 15mm, so the pitch is flush to your base. Each week we would recommend rolling the pitch to one side whilst you mow under your pitch to keep the grass short underneath which will give you optimal performance. The 2G Flicx Pitch will also work on top of astro or on an artificial subbase which is relatively inexpensive to construct.

How long will the pitch last for?

The 2G Flicx Pitch is high quality durable wicket, hand made to order in the UK, which rolls up conveniently for storage. Flicx has been manufacturing cricket pitches for over 20 years and some of the early pitches are still being used today! A 5-year manufacturer’s warranty is included so you have total piece of mind and this makes the 2G Flicx Pitch great value for money and being modular too, you can extend your pitch in future seasons too! Many satisfied customers agree at the 2G Flicx Pitch is an excellent bit of kit!

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