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Right arm medium
Matthew Valentine Fleming
(1964-12-12) 12 December 1964 (age 50)
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
CFH Leslie (great-grandfather)
Matthew Fleming Wikipedia
Matthew Valentine Fleming (born 12 December 1964) is a former cricketer who represented Kent and England, and the current President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He took up the post on 1 October 2016 after being nominated by his predecessor, Roger Knight, at the club AGM at Lord's. He is the current MCC Chairman of Cricket, having been elected in October 2013 and is the youngest MCC president for 36 years, since Peter May served in 1980.
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.
Fleming attended Eton College, then joined the Royal Green Jackets as an officer.
Fleming's first 2 scoring shots in first class cricket were sixes.
He played 11 One Day Internationals for England from 1997 to 1998. He captained Kent for several seasons. 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.
Fleming has 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.
Fleming was the MCC representative in Afghanistan. Part of Fleming's role is to spread the game, particularly in schools, and to help the development of the Afghanistan national cricket team.
He is also a lifelong supporter of Birmingham City F.C..