The Old Deer Park
has been used a venue for cricket since at least 1867, when Richmond
played a United South of England
Eleven.During its history, the ground has played host to a number of Middlesex
Second XI and Surrey
Second XI matches.Despite historically being within Surrey, the ground has played host to List-A matches involving Middlesex, the first of which saw them Nottinghamshire
in the 2000 Norwich
Union National League.
In 2001 the Middlesex Cricket Board played their only List-A match at the ground in the 2001 Cheltenham
Trophy against Berkshire
. From 2000 to 2004, the ground held 5 List-A matches, the last of which saw Middlesex play Scotland
in the 2004 totesport League.Starting in the 2003 Twenty20 Cup against Kent
, Middlesex have used the ground for 5 Twenty20 matches to date.In local domestic cricket, the ground is the home venue of Richmond Cricket Club.