HD Ackerman

Country: South Africa
Born: February 14, 1973, Cape Town, Cape Province
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium

HD Ackerman Bio

Hylton Deon Ackerman is a former South African cricketer known for his highly talented batting skills and his ability to dominate bowling attacks. Born on November 8, 1972, in Cape Town, South Africa, Ackerman had a promising career ahead of him but struggled to consistently convert his potential into impactful runs.

Ackerman began his cricketing journey in Western Province where he quickly made a name for himself as a top-order batsman. However, despite his early successes, he developed a reputation for throwing his wicket away just when he seemed to be settling in. Despite this setback, his performances in the 1995-1996 domestic season earned him a place in the South Africa A team that toured England. It was during this tour that Ackerman matured as a player and showcased his potential.

His Test call-up came during the home series against Pakistan in 1997-1998. Ackerman was given a good run in the side, featuring in two Tests against Pakistan followed by two against Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, he failed to consistently convert his potential into runs, leading to his exclusion from the team. Despite being on the fringes of selection, Ackerman only got another chance in 2001 when he was drafted into the squad in Zimbabwe, but he was not able to cement his place in the side.

Following the end of the 2002-2003 season, Ackerman made a surprising move to Gauteng where he was appointed captain, having previously led Western Province. However, his captaincy stint was short-lived and he shocked the cricketing community by resigning early in the 2004-2005 season. Seeking new opportunities, he opted to leave South Africa and took up a Kolpak deal as the captain of Leicestershire in England.

Unfortunately, Ackerman’s form with the bat suffered during his time in England, and he found himself moving back into the ranks as Jeremy Snape took charge. This decision proved to be a turning point in his career as Ackerman’s batting prowess was reignited. In 2006, he smashed over 1800 runs in the Championship, including a career-best score of 309 not out, showcasing his true potential as a batsman.

Throughout his career, Ackerman’s statistics paint a picture of his capabilities. With a batting average of 40.62 in First-Class cricket and a strike rate of 47.65, he certainly had the skills to perform at the highest level. However, his inconsistency and inability to convert starts into substantial scores limited his success on the international stage.

Despite the ups and downs of his cricketing career, Hylton Deon Ackerman stands as a testament to the talent and determination that exists within the South African cricketing landscape. While he may have fallen short of achieving his full potential, his contributions to domestic cricket in South Africa and his memorable performances in England left a lasting impression on the game.

HD Ackerman Career Stats

HD Ackerman Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 8 0 161 57 20.12 475 33.89 0 1 15 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 220 369 34 14625 309* 43.65 - - 40 75 - - 183 0
List A 230 222 25 6366 139 32.31 - - 4 41 - - 83 0
T20s 55 55 7 1811 87 37.72 1515 119.53 0 17 190 27 13 0

HD Ackerman Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 220 - 102 57 0 - - - 3.35 - 0 0 0
List A 230 - 48 52 0 - - - 6.5 - 0 0 0
T20s 55 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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