Hylton Ackerman

Hylton Ackerman
Hylton Ackerman 1969.jpg
Personal information
Full name Hylton Michael Ackerman
Born (1947-04-28)28 April 1947
Springs, Transvaal, South Africa
Died 2 September 2009(2009-09-02) (aged 62)
Cape Town, South Africa
Batting left-handed
Bowling right-arm medium
Relations H. D. Ackerman (son)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1963/64–1965/66 Border
1966/67–1967/68 North Eastern Transvaal
1967–1971 Northants
1968/69–1969/70 Natal
1970/71–1981/82 Western Province
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 234 74
Runs scored 12,219 1,975
Batting average 32.49 31.85
100s/50s 20/60 2/13
Top score 208 127
Balls bowled 2,477 162
Wickets 32 5
Bowling average 43.75 24.60
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 4/61 3/29
Catches/stumpings 199/– 30/–
Source: CricInfo, 7 January 2019

Hylton Michael Ackerman (28 April 1947 – 2 September 2009) was a South African first-class cricketer. He attended Dale College Boy's High School, where he was head boy.

A hard-hitting left-hander who usually opened the batting, he made his first-class debut in 1963-64 for Border aged 16 whilst still at school. At 18 he was selected to play for South against North, a trial match for the following season's series against Australia, and scored 84; he twice played for a South African XI against the touring Australians in 1966-67 but was unable to break into the strong Test side. Mediocre form prevented his inclusion in the Test side against Australia in 1969-70. He was selected to tour Australia in 1971-72 but the tour was cancelled owing to anti-apartheid protests. He played in the replacement series, for the World XI, hitting 323 runs at 46.14.

He played four successful seasons for Northamptonshire from 1968 to 1971, scoring over 5,000 runs, and continued playing for Western Province until 1981-82. After he retired he became a coach and a television commentator.[1]

His son, Hylton D. Ackerman, played Test cricket for South Africa in 1998.

Ackerman died in 2009 at Cape Town, aged 62.[2]


  1. ^ Telford Vice, "The Man with a Gleam in His Eye" Cricinfo, September 4, 2009
  2. ^ "Hylton Ackerman dies aged 62". cricinfo.com. 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2009-09-02.

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