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Liam Livingstone quizzed at All Stars Cricket press conference

Liam Livingstone quizzed at All Stars Cricket press conference

More than 60 children and their families from the All Stars Cricket programme in Lancashire were given the opportunity to quiz Lancashire Cricket Club captain Liam Livingstone at Emirates Old Trafford. 

The first ever Lancashire All Stars Cricket press conference took place in The Point, ahead of Lancashire Lightning's Vitality Blast match against Durham Jets.

Boys and girls aged five to eight, have been taking part in the brand new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board throughout 2018, and capped a summer of #BigMoments with the chance to meet the Red Rose skipper.

The programme aims to give children a great first experience in cricket and all topics were under the microscope, from batting one handed to Livingstone's favourite flavour of crisps. 

Liam Livingstone said, "There wasn't anything around like All Stars when I first started playing cricket and I think it has only had a positive effect in getting more children to play the game.

"I think that it's a great initiative that's been brought in by the ECB. I grew up playing cricket during the tea interval at my local club and a little bit during school. 

"I used to turn up to my brother's training sessions, who was four years older than me, and pray that somebody wouldn't turn up so that I could play."

Greg Pennington, All Stars Cricket champion at the Lancashire Cricket Foundation added, "The first Lancashire All Stars Cricket conference was a huge success with over 60 All Stars and their families travelling from all corners of the county to be in attendance. 

"Liam was grilled on all topics from his favourite food to the process of being selected for England.

"The answers that Liam gave, followed by the time he took to sign autographs, pose for photos and chat with the All Stars following the conference, will really inspire them as they take their next step in cricket. 

"For the parents it was great to hear Liam's knowledge and enthusiasm for All Stars Cricket and how the current players are recognising that the programme is giving thousands of children in Lancashire a great first introduction into the sport."

To watch the video from the All Stars Cricket press conference, click here.

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