The set was bought on Saturday morning for the bargain price of £4.99 and consisted of a wooden bat, 4 wooden stumps & bails and a red tennis ball.
Thankfully the ground was soft enough to push the stumps in by hand as we didn't have a mallet and Daddy doesn't like it when we hammer the stumps in with the bat! Myself and Sam took it in turns to bowl and bat and I showed him my excellent batting skills. Jack came along and wanted to join in with the action and had a few goes at throwing the ball to Sams bat, until he decided that a better game would be to throw the ball at Daddy whilst he was napping on the grass.
Later on my Brother and Sister in Law and friends of ours and their son came over for the evening so we all joined in with a great game of Tip n Run. Everyone took turns batting and bowling, some of us took it maybe a little too seriously, and play was halted for a while as one over enthusiastic batter *ahem me* hit the ball a little too hard, hitting a flag-pole & bouncing into a large bush, never to be seen again. Play was resumed when Daddy found an old 'seen better days' tennis ball buried in the grass.
All in all, everyone had great fun playing together, something that we probably don't do enough of, and it didn't cost the earth to be able to do so.
We thought the Cricket Set was excellent value for £4.99 and had everything needed to play a game of Cricket, Tip n Run or even Rounders. In our case it would've been better if there had been an extra ball but I'm sure not everyone is as
Update : This was our entry for the Toys R Us Toyologist and we have made it onto the shortlist of 25 other great entries, final 10 Toyologists to be announced Monday 16th May at 12.00.
14th May : added to Showoff Showcase