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HD Ackerman
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HD Ackerman

South Africa
HD Ackerman

INTL CAREER: 1998 - 1998

Full Name

Hylton Deon Ackerman

Born

February 14, 1973, Cape Town, Cape Province

Age

48y 220d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(father)

TEAMS

A highly talented top-order batsman at Western Province, Ackerman showed his ability to dominate a bowling attack early on, but also developed a reputation for throwing his wicket away when just getting set. A tour of the England with South Africa A, on the back of a good 1995-96 domestic season, saw him mature and he won his Test call-up in the home series against Pakistan in 1997-98. He was given a good run in the side - two Tests against Pakistan were followed by two against Sri Lanka - but he failed to turn potential into runs and was dropped. He remained on the fringes of selection - in 2001 he was drafted into the squad in Zimbabwe - without getting another chance. At the end of the 2002-03 season he moved to Gauteng where he was appointed captain (he had already led Western Province) before surprisingly resigning early in the 2004-05 season. He opted to leave South Africa behind and headed to England as a Kolpak player after being offered the captaincy of Leicestershire. However, is form with the bat suffered and in 2006 he moved back into the ranks as Jeremy Snape took charge and the decision quickly paid off as he smashed over 1800 runs in the Championship, including a career-best 309 not out.
Martin Williamson September 2006

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4801615720.1247533.890115010
FC2203693414625309*43.6540751830
List A23022225636613932.31441830
T205555718118737.721515119.5301719027130
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4------------
FC220102570---3.35-000
List A23048520---6.50-000
T2055------------
Hylton Deon Ackerman
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Photos


Rahmanullah Gurbaz receives his ODI cap from batting coach HD Ackerman
HD Ackerman presents Shafiqullah Ghafari with the Player-of-the-Match award
HD Ackerman portrait
HD Ackerman fields
HD Ackerman slams one through the off side
HD Ackerman drives down the ground