It comes as no surprise to find that the term has its origins in casual racism. It originated in the West Indies in 1929-30 where the England and Middlesex batsman "Patsy" Hendren reeled off a succession of huge scores for the MCC tourists. Among the West Indian bowlers who suffered at his hands in Trinidad was Ellis Achong, a left-handed spinner of Chinese descent. Exasperated at his inability to cope with Hendren, he threw in a wrist spinner - bowling him. Hendren, thoroughly disgusted walked back to the pavilion saying "fancy being bowled by a bloody Chinaman".
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