Matthew Fleming
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Valentine Fleming
Born (1964-12-12) 12 December 1964 (age 56)
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
BowlingRight arm medium
RelationsCharles Leslie (great-grandfather)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 148)11 December 1997 v India
Last ODI24 May 1998 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA
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 0 0 0
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 British Army officer and professional cricketer who represented Kent County Cricket Club and the England cricket team. He served in the Royal Green Jackets and was President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) from 2016 to 2017.

Background and early life

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

Cricket career

Fleming's first two scoring shots in first-class cricket were sixes.[citation needed]

He played 11 One Day Internationals for England from 1997 to 1998.[citation needed] He captained Kent for several seasons.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

In 2016–17, Fleming served as President of the Marylebone Cricket Club.


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