Full name Liam Stephen Livingstone
Born August 4, 1993, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumberland
Current age 24 years 135 days
Major teams England, Cumberland, England A, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|T20I debut||England v South Africa at Taunton, Jun 23, 2017 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v South Africa at Cardiff, Jun 25, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Lancashire v Nottinghamshire at Manchester, Apr 17-20, 2016 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester, Sep 25-28, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury, Aug 8, 2015 scorecard|
|Last List A||England Lions v South Africa A at Northampton, Jun 5, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Lancashire v Leicestershire at Manchester, May 15, 2015 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester, Aug 18, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|36, 15*||England XI||v CA XI||Perth||9 Dec 2017||Other|
|22*||Eng Lions||v Qld XI||Brisbane||27 Nov 2017||Other|
|1, 6/52, 69*||Lancashire||v Surrey||Manchester||25 Sep 2017||FC|
|16, 15||Lancashire||v Middlesex||Lord's||19 Sep 2017||FC|
|0/27, 21, 57||Lancashire||v Somerset||Taunton||12 Sep 2017||FC|
|7, 0/10||Lancashire||v Essex||Manchester||5 Sep 2017||FC|
|224, 1/59, 3*||Lancashire||v Warwickshire||Manchester||28 Aug 2017||FC|
|39, 2/11||Lancashire||v Warwickshire||Manchester||18 Aug 2017||T20|
|0/17, 36||Lancashire||v Worcs||Manchester||16 Aug 2017||T20|
|14||Lancashire||v Yorkshire||Leeds||11 Aug 2017||T20|
The sense that Liam Livingstone is a domineering batting talent who will end up playing all three formats for England was strengthened by an excellent maiden Championship double-century for Lancashire against Warwickshire at Old Trafford in 2017. He had begun the season billed as the "belligerent face of England's next generation" after a successful England Lions tour of Sri Lanka, and England took an early look at him with two T20 appearances against South Africa before deciding that he needed more time to craft his game at county level. That double hundred suggested his research was coming along just fine.
Livingstone, a hard-hitting batsman from Barrow in Cumbria, won a trophy in his first season in Lancashire colours when they triumphed at Edgbaston on Finals Day in the 2015 NatWest Blast. His satisfaction did not come without mishap, however, after he was glassed (and deemed an innocent party) in a late-night incident in an Ashford bar after the quarter-final win against Kent and needed around 20 stitches. A first-ball duck, bowled by Northants' Shahid Afridi, added to his misery in the final, but Lancashire were hopeful that, at the very least, they had a big hitter on their hands.
He had first attracted media attention as the season began by striking 350 in 138 balls for his club side Nantwich in a mismatch which saw them beat Caldy by 500 runs. It was held to be one of the largest individual scores in any officially-sanctioned limited-overs fixture.
It was Livingstone's penchant for dominating Lancashire's old rivals from across the Pennines, Yorkshire which had first gladdened Red Rose hearts. Livingstone scored hundreds in every format against Yorkshire in 2013 (including a 47-ball hundred with 10 sixes), then added a double century for good measure the following season.
He had moderate success in 2015/16 in a club season in Perth, but Lancashire's coach, Ashley Giles, gave him an opportunity in all formats and was rewarded when he topped Lancashire's Championship batting averages, building on a maiden Championship hundred against Somerset in Taunton. A 21-ball fifty against Yorkshire equalled what at the time was Lancashire's quickest in Twenty20.
England Lions' interest was quickened and two intelligently-compiled hundreds in Sri Lanka spoke of a batsman more adaptable than many had imagined as well as one who possessed useful attributes as either legspinner or offspinner as the situation demanded.