top-score

Definition

Cricket

  • verb to make the highest score of one’s side’s innings
    Citation ‘Gatting top-scored with 33 (off 143 deliveries) and England were all out for 163’ (Marqusee 1994)
    Citation ‘England went meekly, always excepting Pietersen, the first England batsman since Grieg in 1972 to top-score in both innings on debut’ (David Frith, Wisden 2006)
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