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Fleming, Damien W
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Bentley, WA
Test: 1994 - 2001
ODI: 1994 - 2001
Australia (Country)
VIC (Regional)

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Damien Fleming: Bowlerlogist and Expert on Swing

Fleming, Damien W

Damien William Fleming (born 24 April 1970, Bentley, Western Australia) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 20 Tests and 88 ODIs from 1994 to 2001.

He has been recognised as one of Australia's premier pace bowlers, an expert in the art of swing bowling.

Fleming's 20 Tests between 1994–95 and 2000-01 returned 75 wickets at an average of 25.89 with best figures of 5/30. He is one of only three men (along with Maurice Allom and Peter Petherick) to have taken a hat-trick on Test debut. Fleming's Test match record is impressive, in the 1999-00 season in six Tests between Pakistan and India he took 31 wickets.

Fleming's ODI record is equally impressive, representing his country 88 times including two World Cup finals and 134 wickets at an average of 25.38. He was seen by many as a one day specialist, especially in the latter overs when his fine economy rate kept runs down. Fleming was the last-over specialist in both the 1996 and 1999 World Cup Semi-Finals. West Indies needed six runs to win off five balls at Mohali in 1996; South Africa required one off four at Edgbaston in 1999 - Fleming helped Australia get over the line on both occasions.

For Victoria he played 78 First Class Matches taking 258 wickets. He took 6/37 on First Class debut vs Western Australia in 1989/90.

Was named in South Melbourne's team of the 20th century which included five players who captained Australia and three others who captained state teams.

Injury problems shortened his career, with the side on bowling action which generated his swing also put more strain on his body.

Following his retirement in 2003 he was appointed head coach at the Australian Cricket Academy. Today, Fleming is a popular figure on the public speaking circuit, and regular questions are asked of that dropped catch by Shane Warne which denied him his second hat-trick. He has previously been a presenter on Melbourne radio station SEN 1116, but now commentates the cricket on ABC radio and FOX Sports in the summer.

In 2009 Fleming, a keen Hawthorn fan, appeared on Before the Bounce with Jason Dunstall and Danny Frawley, a weekly football show broadcast on Foxtel.

In November 2009, he filled in for Luke Darcy and appeared on Triple M's Hot Breakfast with Eddie McGuire.Is part of the Triple M "Cricket Show" on Thursday afternoons over 2009/2010 summer with James Brayshaw and Gus Worland.

Fleming also appears on the 2009 season of the comedy show Thank God You're Here.

Career Statistics

Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 20 88
Runs scored 305 152
Batting average 19.06 11.69
100s/50s -/2 -/-
Top score 71* 29
Balls bowled 4129 4619
Wickets 75 134
Bowling average 25.89 25.38
5 wickets in innings 3 1
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 5/30 5/36
Catches/stumpings 9/- 14/-

Source: Wikipedia

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