Barrovian Liam Livingstone sadly missed out on the perfect birthday present when he was left out of England’s third ODI against Ireland yesterday.

Had he been selected, it would have been a one-day international debut for Livingstone, who turned 27 yesterday and celebrated an England recall last week when he was brought in to replace the injured Joe Denly.

However, Hampshire’s James Vince was given another chance to impress on his home ground at the Ageas Bowl, while Somerset youngster Tom Banton kept his place at five.

While Banton made the most of retaining his place with a well-made 58, Vince unfortunately went cheaply for the third match in a row when he was caught behind off Craig Young for just 16.

Openers Jason Roy (1) and Jonny Bairstow (4) also fell for low scores as the hosts were reduced to 44-3 and it came down to Eoin Morgan to stabilise the innings with 106 off 84 balls.

After England slid from 190-3 to 216-7, David Willey then smacked 51 off 48 deliveries to help England to a good total of 328 all out before Ireland’s reply.

Elsewhere, Livingstone’s county, Lancashire, were stunned by Leicestershire in the Bob Willis Trophy, as they went down to a seven-wicket defeat.

Set 150 to win off 17 overs at New Road, Worcester, the 'hosts' reached their target thanks to a fantastic unbeaten 73 off just 41 balls from Colin Ackermann.