When Taters sneaks into an unknown garden to search for a tennis ball, he meets Skipper, a handicapped boy who, like Taters, is mad about cricket. Skipper invites Taters to play a game of miniature Test cricket that has been set up on the lawn and Taters finds a whole new world is opened up to him as the two become fast friends.But things start to go wrong. What is the mysterious secret surrounding Skipper’s father? Will Sawbridge, the school bully, succeed in destroying the friendship between the two boys? And just how ill is Skipper?