Liam Livingstone made his breakthrough into the Lancashire First Team in the NatWest T20 Blast last year, a trophy he went on to lift in August at Edgbaston.
His real breakthrough innings however, was in the Royal London One-Day Cup where the attacking batsman struck a match-winning 93 against Kent at Canterbury.
He signed his first professional contract with Lancashire ahead of the 2014 season.
A batting all-rounder from Barrow, Livingstone also bowls leg-spin. But it is his exploits with the willow that have earned him a place on the pro staff at Emirates Old Trafford.
The 21-year-old was on the radar of Durham, where he had trials as a youngster. He played under 13s and under 15s cricket with the Red Rose county before becoming more involved as a 14 or 15-year-old.
He has played Minor Counties cricket for Cumberland, and was in the Red Rose ‘first team’ who played the students of Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities in a first-team friendly at Weetwood in June of 2013.
He scored 440 runs from ten second XI Championship matches in 2013, including two hundreds. He also scored 276 runs from eleven one-day matches, including an unbeaten 121, and 192 from eight Twenty20 matches. He hit a 47-ball 100 with ten sixes against Yorkshire in June.
It will be music to the ears of all Lancashire fans to learn that he scored hundreds in every form of the game against Yorkshire 2nds during 2013.
He also added an eye-catching score of 204 against the same opponents in a three-day friendly at Headingley in mid-September 2014.
Livingstone has a reputation as a bitting hitter, and it is hoped he can transfer all that’s good about his game into the first-team environment on a consistent basis in the seasons to come.
Liam Livingstone has been supported by the Brian Johnston Memorial Trust through the BJMT Elite Spin Bowling.