Liam Livingstone can't wait to play in front of friends and family in his home county, with Lancashire taking on Durham at Sedbergh School in a County Championship match that begins tomorrow.

It is the first time the Red Rose have ever played at the picturesque setting of Sedbergh and they head there in great form, with them being undefeated in seven Division Two matches this season.

They are currently just one point behind leaders Glamorgan, having played a game less, although while Durham are eighth, they make the journey to Cumbria off the back of a morale-boosting 196-run thrashing of Sussex earlier in the week.

Lancashire's venture into new territories has also given Barrow Cricket Club graduate Livingstone the chance to visit his home town and he can't wait to get started at a ground that is familiar to him.

Livingstone said: "It's obviously nice being a Cumbrian boy being able to come and play a first-class cricket up here. It's a little bit easier for my friends and family to get out to and watch, so I'm sure a few of them will be there over the four days.

"Hopefully the pitch will be what it was like when I played on it for Cumberland, when it was quite a good pitch.

"Hopefully we can get four good days of cricket, with four days of nice weather, and that quite a few people come out to watch it."

Livingstone has managed to readjust to red-ball cricket in the last month, having played a lot of T20 over the course of the winter for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. He's been successful in doing so, making his first century of the season with 114 against Leicestershire earlier in the month.

Livingstone said: "It took a little bit of work, but I worked hard as I could to try and get there as quickly as possible.

"The first game [against Northants] felt a little bit weird, but I made sure I worked as hard as I could to get back where I was two years ago, when I was confident in my red-ball game.

"I feel like I've got back there now and it's not just happened, it's been through hard work and I feel confident that I can score runs in red-ball cricket, push on and start winning games for Lancashire again."