H. D. Ackerman

H. D. Ackerman
Personal information
Full nameHylton Deon Ackerman
Born (1973-02-14) 14 February 1973 (age 44)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting styleRight-handed
Bowling styleRight arm medium
International information
National side
  • South Africa
Test debut (cap 268)26 February 1998 v Pakistan
Last Test30 March 1998 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
1993-2003Western Province
2005-2006Cape Cobras
Career statistics
Runs scored16114,6256,3271,811
Batting average20.1243.6532.6137.72
Top score57309*13987
Balls bowled0102480
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Source: Cricinfo, 2 October 2009


Resource: Cricinfo, 2 Oct 2009 Hylton Deon Ackerman, also called HD Ackerman, (given birth to 14 Feb 1973 in Cape City, South Africa) is a former South African cricketer, and cricket commentator for Supersport. He’s currently Head Trainer from the First XI and Movie director of Training (all sports activities) at Guildford Sentence structure College in Perth, Traditional western Australia Ackerman has 4 Test looks for South Africa all manufactured in 1998. He produced a gutsy 57 in his 1st Check innings but from then on produced little impact. It had been believed that Ackerman got a weakness against top quality spin as Mushtaq Ahmed and Muttiah Muralitharan had been particularly effective against him in successive series. He joined up with Leicestershire in 2005 beneath the Kolpak ruling which allowed him to try out for an British county without having to be registered while an overseas participant. He was the captain of Leicestershire in 2005, having some achievement in one-day cricket. In the 2006 season, Ackerman stepped right down to focus on his batting. This move appears to have paid as Ackerman obtained 309 not really out against Glamorgan at Sophia Landscapes, the best ever first-class rating with a Leicestershire player. Ackerman’s dad, Hylton Michael Ackerman, played first-class cricket for Boundary, Natal, North Transvaal and European Province in South Africa, as well as for Northamptonshire in Britain. He was selected for the Globe XI that performed Australia in 1971-72, but didn’t play Check cricket due to South Africa’s exclusion from worldwide cricket due to apartheid.