or disc cricket
is a disc game
generally played by two teams of two players each (two-on-two), though it is possible to play one-on-one. The game is roughly derived from cricket
(though in some ways having more in common with horseshoes
), and played with flying discs
. Fricket is also sometimes called cups
, Suzy sticks
, or crispy wickets
, and is related to the disc game fris-nok
. The name "fricket" is derived from a combination of the words "Frisbee" (a trademarked
flying disc brand name
) and "cricket
Fricket is a non-contact game
, and therefore no protective equipment is necessary. Four 4- or -long wickets
are needed for this game, though bamboo
garden stakes, wooden dowels, and steel or plastic rods also make suitable substitutes for wickets.
Four 12-ounce plastic cups are needed to set atop of the wickets, along with a flying disc within the specifications for the disc game ultimate.
The wickets are set into the ground in the shape of a long rectangle, with one pair approximately apart (or "a disc and a fist") and the second pair approximately away, directly opposite the first pair, with the field forming right angles at each corner.
Each team stands behind a wicket pair and takes turns throwing the disc at the opposing wickets. The throwing team aims to do one of two things: knock the cups off by striking the wicket or cups with the disc or cleanly pass the disc between the two wickets below the level of the cups without making contact with either wicket. The team on defense cannot interfere with the throw and must stand behind the wickets. If a wicket is hit and a cup becomes airborne, the defense attempts to catch the cup using only one hand and not trapping the cup against the body. Points can be scored in a variety of ways.
Example scoring system:
- 2 points to the offense for getting the disc through the wickets without touching either wicket
- 1 point to the offense for each cup knocked off and not caught by the defense
- 1 point to the defense for each cup caught
- 0 points to either team if cup is caught by trapping
Play to a score of 15.