Stephen Fleming was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1973. He is a prolific right-handed batsman who is widely acknowledged as one of the leading captains in the world cricket today. He played county cricket for Middlesex in 2001, scoring 1,091 first-class runs at an average of 51.95 with four hundreds and six fifties, taking 22 catches. He has also represented the New Zealand teams Canterbury and Wellington, as well as the English county teams Yorkshire in 2003 and Nottinghamshire, whom he captained to the 2005 County Championship. In an outstanding career, he has represented New Zealand in 96 Tests and 250 List A limited-over Internationals. In all first-class cricket, he has scored 13, 154 runs in 204 matches, with 27 hundreds and 77 fifties. He has taken 268 catches.