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Stephen Fleming (New Zealand Cricketer): Profile, Records, Wife, Controversies, Age, Weight, Height and More


Name: Stephen Paul Flemming

Nickname: Flem, Donkey

Role: Top-order batsman

Cricket Career


Test Debut: vs India at Seddon Park, Mar 19, 1994

ODI Debut: vs India at McLean Park, Mar 25, 1994

T20I Debut: vs Australia at Eden Park, Feb 17, 2005

Career Turning Point: He splashed a maiden Test century against England in 1996 at Auckland

Jersey Number: #7

Major Teams: New Zealand, Canterbury, Chennai Super Kings,ICC World XI, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Wellington, Yorkshire



  • He is the second most capped player of New Zealand cricket team with 111 test matches where he scored 7172
  • He has done captaincy for New Zealand in 218 matches.
  • A record of 171 catches in test and 132 in ODI’s
  • He has the record of the highest strike rate of 281.81 in Test cricket.

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 1st April 1973

Age (as of May 2019): 46 Years

Birth Place: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Nationality: New Zealand

Zodiac sign/Sun sign:  Aries

School: Waltham Primary School and Cahmere High School

College: Christchurch Teacher’s College

Educational Qualifications: Degree in Ohysical Education

Signature: N/A

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children

Marital Status: Married

Affairs/Girlfriends: N/A

Wife: Kelly Payne

Source: MySpace

Marriage Date: 9th May 2007

Children: Daughter: Tayla (born in 2006)


Net Worth: $25 Million

Awards and recognitions

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  • He was accused of smoking marijuana with his teammates in 1995

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6 feet 2 inches

Weight (approx.): 80 kg

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Dark Brown



Father: Garry Kirk

Mother: Pauling Fleming

Sister: N/A

Brother:  N/A

Coach/Mentor: N/A

Religion: Christian

Address: Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5, UK 



Hobbies: Play Station, Reading and playing golf

Cricketers: MS Dhoni

Cricket Ground: N/A

Athletes: N/A

Food: Japanese Tepanyaki

Author: Ken Follet

Films: N/A

Destinations: N/A

Tattoos: N/A

Smoking/Drinking: Yes


Lesser Known Facts

  • In the absence of his father, Stephen mother Pauling Fleming brought him up.
  • He has taken 170 catches in more than 110 matches
  • He used to play and love explicit shots like cover drive, cut shots and straight drive
  • He scored 92 runs in his debut test match against India in March 1992 and became a “Man of the Match”
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