5 JULY 1986, Page 24

Another ball

Sir: Jameson's gaffe on the googly (Let- ters, 14 June) reminded me of my early days in England when, as a Chinese who could scarcely speak English let alone play cricket, I was asked more than once if I could bowl a Chinaman. It was years before I realised that I had mistaken it as a rotten racist joke and really couldn't.

David Tang

1112 Connaught Centre, Central, Hong Kong