With the coming cricket season almost certainly postponed until next year, we sat down with Barrovian cricket star Liam Liam Livingstone to talk through his career highlights and lowlights.

The former Chetwynde schoolboy has just returned from Pakistan, where he was playing with Pakistan Super League side Peshawar Zalmi.

Q: When did you start playing cricket and what attracted you to it?

“I don’t really know - I was playing every sports as kid. I then moved house, to Barrow, and right round the corner from Barrow Cricket Club, and I guess it came from wanting to spend as much time as possible outside, playing sport. Playing a lot of football and a lot of cricket as well, I’m guessing I just picked it up from there. We used to have a pro cricketer at Barrow called Rawl Lewis who used to stay out there with me until it went dark every Tuesday and Thursday after training - he was definitely someone who sparked my love for cricket.”

Q: What has been the highlight of your career so far?

“Making my debut for England, against South Africa.”

Q: Who do you look up to in the sport?

“Once you get to the level that I’m at now, the people you looked up to, your idols, have now finished the game. The two people I loved watching growing up were Shane Warne and Andrew Flintoff. I guess when you get to hopefully representing your country, you try to be the best you can be and not look up to anyone else.”

Q: Who’s had the most influence on you in cricket?

“Probably Rawl Lewis, like I said, but also John Stanworth who was the academy director at Lancashire when I joined there. He was always someone who kept encouraging me when other people were saying I didn’t really have a chance of making it. He stood by my side.”

Q: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen in cricket?

“I was hit in a sensitive area at the Big Bash, which was probably funny for everyone else but not for me.”

Q: Which team do you support, what’s been your favourite moment supporting them?

“Blackburn obviously - I was too young to remember them winning the league, but I remember going to the 2002 Worthington Cup final at the Millennium Stadium when we beat Tottenham 2-1. That would be my favourite moment.”

Q: If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

“Two stumps so it’s easier for a batter!”

Q: Most memorable match?

“The T20 final. I actually got a golden duck, but it was my first season in professional cricket.”