sooby said:They look like the larvae of Scarab beetles. It's not possible to identify which Scarab beetle species from a photograph, they would need to be examined under magnification, but these are typical of the "white grubs" that damage lawns.
GregC said:That is not a cricket larva. Jerusalem crickets "Hatchlings resemble miniature adults and may take nearly two years to develop, while individuals experiencing nutritional deficiencies or parasitic infections may take up to five years. "
...the cricket was there, right at the top.
After you saw the cricket, did you look for the larva to see if it was still in the dirt?