FORMER Oxfordshire batsman George Munsey is riding high after helping Scotland to an historic one-day victory over England.

The 25-year-old hit a half-century in his country’s memorable six-run win in Edinburgh on Sunday.

Oxford-born Munsey, who qualifies for Scotland through 12 years of residency, hit a quickfire 55 off 51 balls.

His knock included seven fours and a six, as the side recorded the biggest win in their history.

Munsey, who attended the Loretto School in Edinburgh from the age of 13, was elated to beat a side ranked No 1 in the ODI rankings.

He said: “We enjoyed it and it was one of those days when everything went right.

“We played exceptionally well to beat a strong team.

“It was great and I’ve been feeling good recently with the bat.

“But it was a shame not to kick on and there was always time to get a hundred.”

Munsey’s cricket career started at Cumnor CC.

He made his debut for Scotland in 2015 and also played in the ICC World T20 tournament two years ago.

Batting at No 5 on Sunday, the former Dragon School, Oxford, pupil, came to the crease with his side on 200-3.

He was dismissed after just under an hour, skying the ball to Mark Wood off the bowling of Adil Rashid, but his innings helped Scotland set their record ODI score of 371-5.

Munsey, who also played for Oxford in the Home Counties Premier League in 2016, then took two catches to dismiss Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali as England were all out for 365.

The batsman, who is set to face Pakistan in a T20 match today, added: “I was gutted how I got out.

"I was looking for boundaries – you have to keep being positive.

“Unfortunately, I didn’t quite time it right.

“It’s one of those things, it’s quite high risk how I play cricket.”

Oxfordshire head coach and Oxford chairman Rupert Evans was thrilled to see Munsey excel.

He said: “He is more suited to white ball cricket – I’m not surprised.

“When you can strike a cricket ball like he can and you get an opportunity, there’s always a chance you can do it.”