GEORGE Munsey is bidding to put the disappointment of not being drafted in English cricket’s ‘The Hundred’ behind him.

None of the eight teams picked up the former Oxfordshire batsman in last month’s draft ahead of next summer’s inaugural tournament.

This was despite the 26-year-old enjoying another stellar year of white-ball cricket for Scotland, including being named player of the series in the T20 tri-series with Ireland and the Netherlands.

But after his man-of-the-match display against the United Arab Emirates fired his country to next year’s T20 World Cup, the ex-Cumnor man is feeling positive.

He said: “I was a bit disappointed I didn’t get picked. I think my record stands up for itself in this format.

“I was pretty hopeful someone would pick me up, but we’ll see what opportunities arise around it.

“I’m just going to keep focusing on each tournament.”

Munsey smashed 65 off 43 balls against the UAE in the Dubai play-off as Scotland posted 198-6, before taking two catches in the 90-run victory.

He said: “It was a mixed tournament for us. We didn’t quite perform how we wanted, so it was more relief than anything when we won.

“We were confident, even though it was a knockout game.

“It’s always nice to score runs, but it didn’t matter how they came.”

It was the latest in a string of dominant performances with the bat, including an unbeaten 127 off just 56 balls against the Netherlands in the tri-series.

The ex Dragon School pupil also blasted a 25-ball hundred on his way to 147 for Gloucestershire’s 2nd XI against Bath in April.

Munsey said: “They’re brilliant things to have done and I’m immensely proud. It has been a great year for me.

“We want to play dynamic cricket and put on a show.”

Munsey now turns his attentions to the Abu Dhabi T10 League, which starts next week, where the batsman lines up for Northern Warriors alongside stars such as Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell.

Then he will play for Scotland in the UAE, America and Namibia in the World Cup League 2, part of the qualifying pathway for the 2023 World Cup.

With Munsey also hoping to play a part in next summer’s T20 Blast, there is plenty to look forward to.

He said: “The priority is to play as much T20 as possible.

“I’m still enjoying it and not putting too much pressure on myself.”