Matthew Fleming      

Full name Matthew Valentine Fleming

Born December 12, 1964, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Current age 51 years 257 days

Major teams England, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Great-grandfather - CFH Leslie

Matthew Valentine Fleming
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 11 10 1 139 33 15.44 137 101.45 0 0 11 3 1 0
First-class 219 348 43 9206 138 30.18 11 42 83 0
List A 314 281 32 6161 125 24.74 4 28 81 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 11 11 523 434 17 4/45 4/45 25.52 4.97 30.7 1 0 0
First-class 219 22292 10415 290 5/51 35.91 2.80 76.8 2 0
List A 314 12299 9696 377 5/27 5/27 25.71 4.73 32.6 8 3 0
Career statistics
ODI debut England v India at Sharjah, Dec 11, 1997 scorecard
Last ODI England v South Africa at Leeds, May 24, 1998 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1989 - 2002
List A span 1988 - 2002
Profile

With an establishment background hailing from a different era - Eton and the army came before his cricket really took shape - Matthew Fleming was almost the archetypal good county pro, a capable allrounder who was particularly adept at the one-day game, described by Christopher Martin-Jenkins as "an occasionally inspirational and inspired player, always wholehearted and brilliant at cover point." In 1997 an excellent season for Kent was rewarded with a call-up to the England one-day side, and on his debut against India at Sharjah, he took 4 for 45 to help steer England to a narrow win. In the next six months he made another 10 appearances, bowling consistently but struggling to make an impression with the bat. He continued to lead Kent with distinction, moulding them into a competitive and efficient side, especially in the one-day arena. He proved to be a good observer and writer on the game, and after retiring at the end of 2002 (he signed off by scoring the fastest hundred of the summer, 66 balls against the touring Sri Lankans) his involvement in the game continued as an administrator.
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Aug 10, 2001

Northants v Kent, CricInfo County Championship, Northampton, 8-11 August 2001

Matthew Fleming bowling study 2001

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Apr 5, 2001

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Matthew Fleming portrait

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Apr 5, 2001

Back Row, left to right, Walker, Fulton, Wells, Nixon.  Front Row, left to right, Ealham, Fleming, McCague, Patel

The Kent capped players at 2001

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Notes

Walter Lawrence Trophy 2002

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 149/2 (45.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 & 34/4 (16.3 ov) Kent 533/6d
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-25
Essex won by an innings and 10 runs
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 534/7 (134 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 203/8 (63 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 195/3 (57.2 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
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