Most often batting in the middle order and bowling in the middle overs, De Leede is a capable cricketer, even at ODI level, where he leads the Netherlands for games played, wickets taken, and has a pair of half centuries, an unbeaten 58 against England in 2003, and a quick-fire 51 against Sri Lanka in 2006. He has also played for Northamptonshire, Sussex and Surrey's second teams.
In Holland, De Leede has been a member of Voorburg Cricket Club since he was 5 years old. Until and including the 2009 season, he has taken 751 wickets and scored 15,367 runs for his club.
He announced his retirement from international cricket following the 2007 World Cup.