Matthew Fleming

Matthew Valentine Fleming (b. 12 December, 1964 in Macclesfield, Cheshire) is a former cricketer who represented Kent and England.

Born out of his time, his background was Eton and the Royal Greenjackets, his approach was cavalier. His first 2 scoring shots in first class cricket were sixes.

He played 11 One Day Internationals but no Test matches for England. He captained Kent for several seasons. His 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.

He 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.

He has a dog called Wicket.


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