LIAM Livingstone has shown his support for Lancashire's decision to bring one of their Specsavers County Championship matches to Cumbria this year.

The Red Rose county will play Durham at Sedbergh School in the four-day game, starting on Sunday, June 30, with Livingstone likely to be in action for the team.

The Barrow Cricket Club product is excited by the prospect of being able to play in his home county at a venue which is just over an hour's drive away for cricket fans in this area.

"Personally I think this is a great idea," Livingstone posted on his Twitter account.

"Spread @lancscricket throughout Cumbria as well as Lancashire, and Sedbergh is a great place to do that, fantastic ground and great facilities!! I can’t wait to play first class cricket in Cumbria."

Sedbergh is a regular venue for the Cumberland minor counties team, along with hosting an annual 50-over-a-side one-day fixture between Lancashire's academy team and the school's side.

Lancashire director of cricket Paul Allott hopes the match will help develop links between the counties too, saying: "The relationship between Cumbria and Lancashire Cricket has really grown over the last 12 months and it is a link-up that we will continue to develop in the future.

"We believe that playing this fixture will help us to continue to grow the game in this particular region."