Matthew Fleming

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Matthew Fleming
Personal information
Full name Matthew Valentine Fleming
Born (1964-12-12) 12 December 1964 (age 50)
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
Role All-rounder
Relations CFH Leslie (great-grandfather)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 148) 11 December 1997 v India
Last ODI 24 May 1998 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
1988–2002 Kent
Career statistics
Competition ODI First-class List A
Matches 11 219 314
Runs scored 139 9,206 6,161
Batting average 15.44 30.18 24.74
100s/50s 0/0 11/42 4/28
Top score 33 138 138
Balls bowled 523 22,292 12,299
Wickets 17 290 377
Bowling average 25.52 35.91 25.71
5 wickets in innings 0 2 3
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/45 5/51 5/27
Catches/stumpings 1/– 83/– 81/–
Source: Cricinfo, 21 March 2009

Matthew Valentine Fleming (born 12 December 1964) is a former cricketer who represented Kent and England.

Background and early life[edit]

Fleming's great-grandfather was Charles Leslie who played cricket for England and Middlesex in the 1880s. He is also nephew of Ian Fleming, popularly known as the creator of James Bond.[1]

Fleming attended Eton College, then joined the Royal Green Jackets as an officer.

Cricket career[edit]

Fleming's first 2 scoring shots in first class cricket were sixes.

He played 11 One Day Internationals for England from 1997 to 1998. He captained Kent for several seasons. Fleming was a very effective all-rounder, hard hitting batsman and medium-pace bowler, in the one day game for Kent and briefly for England.

Later life[edit]

Fleming has served as Chairman of the Professional Cricketers' Association. After his retirement he announced his intention to become a Conservative Member of Parliament, however he has yet to stand for election.

Fleming is currently the MCC representative in Afghanistan. Part of Fleming's role is to spread the game, particularly in schools and to help the development of the Afghanistan national cricket team.

He is also a lifelong supporter of Birmingham City Football Club.


See also[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Steve Marsh
Kent County Cricket Club captain
Succeeded by
David Fulton