I made Cricket sometime in the mid/late-nineties and I had always imagined I would provide an easy way to fill the open spaces in the design. Better let than never, I present to you, mesdames et messieurs and in between, Cricket Fills.
It works with Cricket Regular to provide perfectly-shaped and aligned fills that you can style how ever you like. Simply create your text in Cricket in your favorite graphics program, then duplicate the text (without changing its position) and change the font of the duplicate text to Cricket Fills. Then adjust the color, add a pattern or a gradient or whatever you like. Hey, go nuts!
Download both weights together for Mac or PC here.