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Bobby Davro one of the acts at Doncaster Dome 150 150 mhamer

Bobby Davro one of the acts at Doncaster Dome

Jimmy Cricket and Bobby Davro

Old pals Jimmy Cricket and Bobby Davro both performed at a charity gala in South Yorkshire in memory of the late performer Dick Van Winkle.

Dick was a  multi-instrumentalist who worked on the variety circuit over the years, in summer season shows or on cruise ships.

Northern Irish comedian Jimmy and TV impressionist Bobby were at the Doncaster Dome last week along with other performers in aid of dementia and cancer charities.

And afterwards Jimmy, 72, tweeted that there had been a “host of great acts” in the variety show.

Jimmy Cricket and Bobby Davro

‘Fabulous’ birthday at Yorkshire charity event 150 150 mhamer

‘Fabulous’ birthday at Yorkshire charity event

Jimmy Cricket's birthday cake

Jimmy Cricket celebrated his 72nd birthday with a charity show in South Yorkshire – and a special cake.

The famous funnyman tweeted on 17 October: “Had a fabulous Birthday evening at Holiday Inn Barnsley with the Rotary Club with Martin and Chrissie Colman for the Charity @

With 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland, the Samaritans provide an around-the-clock service for anybody in need.

The Rotary is a national voluntary organisation whose aim is to raise funds for worthy causes both at home and abroad.

Jimmy Cricket

Joining Bernie Clifton on Live-ish show 150 150 mhamer

Joining Bernie Clifton on Live-ish show

Jimmy Cricket with Bernie  Clifton, fitness trainer Kellyanne Sharman and BBC Radio Sheffield producer Rav

Jimmy Cricket appeared on a radio show presented by an old showbiz colleague earlier this month.

Jimmy Cricket performs on Bernie Clifton's BBC Radio Sheffield Live-ish show

The Northern Irish entertainer was among the guests on Bernie Clifton’s weekly BBC Radio Sheffield comedy show.

Jimmy was personally asked by Bernie to go over to South Yorkshire to take part in his show, which is called ‘Live-ish’. The name springs from the fact that the programme is recorded on a Friday morning in front of a studio audience, but is not broadcast until 1pm the following day.

Jimmy said: “I have known Bernie for three decades and have always had a fondness for his zany and visual approach to comedy, which is not too far away from my own style.

Jimmy Cricket performs on Bernie Clifton's BBC Radio Sheffield Live-ish show

“I really enjoyed taking part in the show and can see why it is gathering listeners all the time, as it now has become one of the most popular programmes produced by BBC Radio Sheffield.”

Top, Bernie and Jimmy are pictured alongside the show’s other guest that week, Sheffield-based fitness trainer Kellyanne Sharman, and the show’s producer, Rav.

Below, Jimmy and Kellyanne are with Peter Lewis, who was in the audience and took these photographs.

Listen to the show featuring Jimmy here

Jimmy Cricket with Peter Lewis and Kellyanne Sharman

Night out in Barnsley 150 150 mhamer

Night out in Barnsley

Jimmy Cricket and The FantasticsEchoes of a show a few years ago in south Yorkshire reached famous comedian Jimmy Cricket recently.

Two  photographs were posted on social networking website Facebook of a gig in which Jimmy performed in Barnsley.

One of the pictures is of Jimmy with a guy called Dick and the other with a band called ‘The Fantastics’ who were a support act during the evening.

The photos were posted on Facebook by Neil D’Angelo who wrote: “Private function at shafton village club 2008 Barnsley……. Was a great night I recall.”

One of the photos from Facebook