A native of the village of Brantham in the Babergh district of South Suffolk, Basil Acres began his career in his home parish, before signing with Ipswich Town F.C. in July 1951. In all, he spent nine seasons at the club, finally retiring in 1960, having made 109 appearances there, and scoring six goals. After the end of his football career, he remained with the club, in various working capacities, for many years.
Basil Acres died at the age of 73.
- Basil Acres profile at Pride of Anglia website [restricted access]
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