Hi, I recently came across this statement: "Having smashed San Marino 13-0 last September, Germany are expected to run up a cricket score but the German camp are doing their best to talk down any prospects of a big win." (From sundaytimes.co.za/Sport/Article.aspx?id=480708) Another new item says: "Eastern Counties run up a cricket score... ...Faced with an almost impossible task of winning by a cricket score and then relying on results going their way, Counties' players could easily have thrown in the towel." Source By its tone and context, the phrase "to run up a cricket score" seems to be meaning "a very high score" or "a very difficult to achieve score", though I am not sure about this meaning. A search about the exact meaning and origin of the phrase through the internet and through this forum did not bring up any results. Can anybody help me find out, what is the exact meaning of this phrase, and what its origin is. Thanks.