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.
Cricket: First Night - Matthew Fleming: `Jazzer' the Band Leader Appea Ls for an Audience the New Main Man of Kent Must Check a Free Spirit as He Faces the Chal Lenge of Raising the Status of His County. by Stephen Brenkley
Apr 18, 1999; Matthew Fleming has always stood out from his fellow cricketers. Even in these days of the ubiquitous helmet - designed to...