A FORMER Loretto School pupil played a key role as Scotland’s cricketers recorded their first ever win over England on Sunday.

George Munsey (pictured during the match below, by Jane Barlow/PA Wire) was part of the Scotland side that beat the Auld Enemy by six runs when the two sides met in a one-day international (ODI) at The Grange in Edinburgh.

Munsey took two catches to dismiss Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali as Scotland recorded their most memorable cricketing result in history, beating the world’s number-one-ranked ODI side.

They batted first and Callum MacLeod’s 140 not out took the home side to 371-5 – Munsey also shone, hitting 55 from 51 balls, including seven fours and a six.

In reply, Bairstow’s 54-ball century looked to have England on course until they collapsed from 220-2 to 276-7.

And when last man Mark Wood was out LBW to Safyaan Sharif for just one, home players and fans alike celebrated one of Scottish cricket’s greatest days.

Former Scotland rugby captain Jason White, now head of sport at Loretto, passed on his congratulations to Munsey, a Loretto pupil between 2006 and 2011.

He told Courier Sport: “It is great to have an Old Lorettonian involved in a great result.

“George is quite a character so it was great to see him do so well, hitting 50 and then taking such an important catch. It was a great day for Scottish cricket.”