Letter: Extremely clean dad

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The Independent Culture
Sir: I object to the characterisation of local spectators at the cricket matches in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, New York, as "the few passing unwashed" ("The far pavilions", 2 June).

My father, a resident of Van Cortland Park South, is a very dapper and extremely washed gentleman of advancing years. He spends occasional Sunday mornings trying to fathom the rules of this peculiar British sport.

LAURIE ALLEN

Stanmore, Middlesex

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