It’s been over two years since Liam Livingstone’s first go with England, but the Barrow-born cricketer is for now focused on continuing his resurgent form from the last season.

After a difficult 2018 with the bat, Livingstone showed signs of a return to the sort of nick that led to his international call-up in 2017, and two T20 appearances for England against South Africa.

He has been involved with the England Lions since, most recently in their tour of the UAE when they faced Pakistan A last year, but it was his other globetrotting experiences that allowed him to recover his confidence.

The Barrow Cricket Club graduate hit several explosive knocks during his time with Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League before featuring for Rajasthan Royals in experiencing the Indian Premier League for the first time.

Although breaking into England’s World Cup-winning ODI side may be difficult, a healthy average of 46.07 in this year’s County Championship with Lancashire will have done his chances of a recall no harm, with his country’s middle order in real need of runs at Test match level.

Livingstone said: “We’ve had dialogue on that sort of thing and we obviously have an idea of where we’re at.

“I’ve got to keep performing as well as I can, keep knuckling down, score as many runs as I can and hopefully England honours will follow that.”

Along with footballer Georgia Stanway, Livingstone is arguably the active sportsperson with the highest profile from Barrow at present and while he is obviously proud to be representing his hometown, the same is true for Cumbria as a whole.

He had the chance to play in his home county in July when Lancashire took on Durham at Sedbergh School, and while his exploits over the summer didn’t quite match those of fellow Cumbrian Ben Stokes, they still gain plenty of interest.

Livingstone said: “It’s the great thing about coming from a small county that people take an interest in what you’re doing. You always get a lot of support wherever you go - people are always coming down to watch and that’s the great thing about Cumbria.

“We stick together, it’s sort of a close-knit county and everyone knows what everybody is doing, whether it be Georgia Stanway, Ben Stokes, people like that.

“You look around and you see how they’re doing and you see that they’re doing well and it’s the same with the rugby lads.

“Everywhere you go, there will always be people saying they’re from Cumbria and it’s great to see you doing well and it’s obviously really nice to hear it.”