Henry George Munsey (born 21 February 1993) is a Scottish cricketer.[1] He was selected to represent Scotland for their T20I tour of Ireland in June 2015 and the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in July 2015.[2] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against Ireland on 18 June 2015.[3] He made his first-class debut for Northamptonshire against the Australians on 15 August 2015.[4] He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Hong Kong on 22 January 2017.[5]

George Munsey
Personal information
Full nameHenry George Munsey
Born (1993-02-21) 21 February 1993 (age 26)
Oxford, England
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RoleBatsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 62)22 January 2017 v Hong Kong
Last ODI15 December 2019 v UAE
ODI shirt no.93
T20I debut (cap 39)18 June 2015 v Ireland
Last T20I31 October 2019 v Oman
T20I shirt no.93
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2015Northamptonshire
2019Leicestershire
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 25 38 4 40
Runs scored 562 987 224 847
Batting average 25.54 29.90 56.00 27.32
100s/50s 0/2 1/5 1/1 0/4
Top score 61 127* 100* 96
Catches/stumpings 11/– 12/– 1/– 18/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 January 2020

On 21 April 2019, playing for Gloucestershire 2nd XI against Bath in an unofficial Twenty20 match, Munsey scored 147 runs in 39 balls. His century was brought up in 25 balls, having scored his fifty in 17 balls, whilst he also scored six sixes in an over as Gloucestershire 2nd XI made 326/3 from their 20 overs.[6]

In June 2019, he was selected to represent Scotland A in their tour to Ireland to play the Ireland Wolves.[7] Later the same month, he was selected to play for the Brampton Wolves franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.[8] In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Glasgow Giants in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.[9][10] However, the following month the tournament was cancelled.[11]

In September 2019, he was named in Scotland's squad for the 2019–20 Ireland Tri-Nation Series and the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament in the United Arab Emirates.[12] Ahead of the T20 qualifier tournament, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named him as the player to watch in Scotland's squad.[13] He was the leading run-scorer for Scotland in the tournament, with 234 runs in eight matches.[14]

In the second match of the Ireland tri-series, against the Netherlands, Munsey scored 127 not out. It was his first century in T20Is, and the second-fastest century in T20I cricket, coming from 41 balls.[15] In the same match, Munsey and Kyle Coetzer made an opening partnership of 200 runs, the highest partnership for any wicket for Scotland in T20Is, and the third-highest partnership overall.[16] Scotland went on to score 252/3 from their twenty overs, their highest total in T20I cricket.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "George Munsey". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Coetzer upset at Scotland omission". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Scotland tour of Ireland, 1st T20I: Ireland v Scotland at Bready, Jun 18, 2015". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Australia tour of England and Ireland, Tour Match: Northamptonshire v Australians at Northampton, Aug 14-16, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  5. ^ "United Arab Emirates Tri-Nation Series, 1st Match: Hong Kong v Scotland at Abu Dhabi, Jan 22, 2017". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  6. ^ "George Munsey blasts epic 25-ball hundred for Gloucestershire 2nd XI". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Scotland A Squad Selected for Ireland Trip". Cricket Scotland. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Global T20 draft streamed live". Canada Cricket Online. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Eoin Morgan to represent Dublin franchise in inaugural Euro T20 Slam". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Euro T20 Slam Player Draft completed". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Inaugural Euro T20 Slam cancelled at two weeks' notice". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Squads announced for T20I Tri-Series in Ireland and ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier". Cricket Scotland. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Team preview: Scotland". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  14. ^ "ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier, 2019/20 - Scotland: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  15. ^ "George Munsey slams 2nd fastest T20I ton, falls short of record jointly held by Rohit Sharma, David Miller". Times Now News. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  16. ^ a b "George Munsey's mind-boggling hundred sets records ablaze". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 September 2019.

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