Considering the price of each, why not get both?
I agree with Browning that huntin' tree rats with a pistol may not be the best recourse. Since you shoot accurately with the Cricket and it works for you, go with it. Keep in mind whatever you decide make sure the firearm fits you well.
Have you considered, perhaps, a Savage Mark II? or a Marlin bolt (925, I think)?
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