Definition of top-score in English:



  • (of a sports player) score the most goals, runs, or points in a particular competition, match, etc.

    ‘Taylor top-scored with 66 not out’
    • ‘He top-scored with 41 for the unfancied West Indies team, but South Africa proved they had the stronger nerves as they held on for the points.’
    • ‘The only Harrovian to emerge with credit was the 15-year-old Lord Ipswich, who top-scored in both innings with 21 and 10.’
    • ‘He followed suit for West Indies, top-scoring in the last five innings of their series in England in 1995, although his run included a score of 20 out of an innings of 42 for 2.’
    • ‘After top-scoring in the first innings, when Punjab crumbled for just 126, he ground out a memorable 86 here in testing circumstances.’
    • ‘He top-scored with 88 but was short of support.’
    • ‘Gordon top-scored for Durham with 46 but the rest of the batsmen could not locate the boundary often enough.’
    • ‘In a winning total of 139-6 opener he top-scored with 75.’
    • ‘Opening the innings, he top-scored with an unbeaten 74 from 95 balls, after Sri Lanka had been set a target of 169 in 35 overs.’
    • ‘Frank top-scored in both innings, making an unbeaten 98 out of his team's total of 158 in the first innings and 75 out of 228 in the second.’
    • ‘He top-scored in successive seasons, his goals helping Wanderers win promotion to the Premiership and keeping them there.’
    • ‘And he top-scored for his team at Lord's last week.’
    • ‘Has a No. 11 batsman ever top-scored in a Test, or a one-day international?’
    • ‘Neal's innings typified this as he top-scored with 41, painstakingly compiled in 132 minutes.’
    • ‘He doesn't have a century as yet in this series - he scored two in the 2004 series in Pakistan - and could be good value at 4/1 to top-score for Pakistan.’
    • ‘He also top-scored in both innings on debut - how uncommon is that?’
    • ‘In mitigation, a player who has top-scored in seven out of nine innings is bound to be missed the moment he leaves the crease.’
    • ‘Dale top-scored for Barbados with 66.’
    • ‘He scored 46 - top-scoring for the second time in the game - but his fall marked the end of the Hong Kong resistance.’
    • ‘He enjoyed another good outing, top-scoring with 66 in Leicestershire's first-innings 225 against Worcestershire.’
    • ‘Joseph, who top-scored for the Windies with 58 thought the people in the Caribbean would be happy for the efforts put into this victory.’