Full Name

Matthew Valentine Fleming

Born

December 12, 1964, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Age

59y 71d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

RELATIONS

(great-grandfather)

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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Matthew Fleming Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODIs111011393315.44137101.450011310
FC21934843920613830.18--1142--830
List A31428132616112524.74--428--810

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODIs1111523434174/454/4525.524.9730.7100
FC219-22292104152905/51-35.912.8076.8-20
List A314-1229996963775/275/2725.714.7332.6830
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ODI

Debut/Last Matches of Matthew Fleming

FC Matches

Span
1989 - 2002

List A Matches

Span
1988 - 2002

Recent Matches of Matthew Fleming

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
The Brits vs ROW XI11/24 & 0/2605-Oct-2002CardiffOTHEROD
The Brits vs ROW XI1 & 20/11 & 2/3204-Oct-2002CardiffOTHEROD
Kent vs Yorkshire10/5822-Sep-2002LeedsList A
Kent vs Glamorgan21/4415-Sep-2002CanterburyList A
Kent vs Somerset160/3408-Sep-2002TauntonList A

Photos of Matthew Fleming

Kent captain Matthew Fleming lifts up the Norwich Union League trophy
Matthew Fleming bowling study 2001
The Kent capped players at 2001
Matthew Fleming portrait
Matthew Fleming - portrait
Matthew Fleming reverse sweeps