Middlesex County Cricket Club (Middlesex CCC) was founded on 2 February 1864. The prime mover in the club's creation was the famous all-rounder V. E. Walker, supported by his family which included other well known players. The club's initial first-class match was against Sussex at Islington on 6 & 7 June 1864. Middlesex were temporarily based at Lillie Bridge Grounds in West Brompton for a few years. That venue was better known for football and hosted the 1873 FA Cup Final. Middlesex moved out in 1872 and went to Prince's Cricket Ground in Chelsea until 1876. In 1877, they moved to Lord's, owned by MCC, where they have remained.
Middlesex were founder members of the County Cricket Championship in 1890 and won their first official title in 1903. They have won the County Championship thirteen times (twice shared), most recently in 2016. They have also won seven limited overs tournaments and one Twenty20 Cup. Among many famous Middlesex players have been Denis Compton, Patsy Hendren, J. T. Hearne, J. W. Hearne, Pelham Warner, Walter Robins, Bill Edrich, Fred Titmus, John Murray, Mike Brearley, Mike Gatting and Andrew Strauss.