Livingstone’s feat celebrated with a beer
NOT many cricketers have the honour of having a beer named after them – and even fewer when they are yet to make their first-class debut.
But the patrons of Nantwich Cricket Club are enjoying the delights of Livvy’s 350, named after Lancashire’s Liam Livingstone. The 21-yearold shot to fame earlier this year when he scored a remarkable 350 – hence the name of the ale – for the Cheshire County League club off just 138 balls playing against Caldy from the Liverpool Competition in the ECB National Club Championship.
It helped his team to post 579-7 before the Wirral side were bowled out for just 79!
At first, it was thought Livingstone’s stunning feat, which included 34 fours and an amazing 27 sixes, was a world record score in a one-day game.
But further investigation revealed two higher scores – United Cricket Club’s Shabbir Mohammad in 2006 and Pakistan’s Shahzad Malik, who scored 403 for Hertfordshire club side Langleybury against the Middlesex Tamils in 2005.
But it didn’t stop the world wanting to speak to Livingstone with media in India and Australia interviewing the Cumbrian-born batsman.
And now local brewery Joseph Holt has marked the feat by putting his name to their latest tipple – not that you will find the man himself having a celebratory pint.
“I don’t really like lager never mind bitter so I don’t know how it tastes,” said Livingstone. “It is a pale ale and when they asked me if they could name it after me, I thought it was a great honour!”
Livvy’s 350 is exclusively available to cricket clubs in Cheshire, in conjunction with Joseph Holt’s Sponsorship of the Cheshire County League’s Twenty 20 competition.