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Tom Latham was seven months old when his father, Rod, scored a century in the first innings of a Test match in Bulawayo. Corn Elder Jersey . Twenty-four years later, Tom has repeated the feat. Neither of them are likely to have been waiting for this day - it is far too obscure for any family to dwell on - but if they were, it would have been an exercise in waiting much like the junior Lathams innings itself.More than the shots he played, Lathams knock was characterised by those he didnt and those he struggled to get away. He executed the plan New Zealand stressed before they came into this series: that they would need to be patient. Everyone from coach Mike Hesson to captain Kane Williamson, to pace spearhead Tim Southee to Latham himself used the word. It was repeated so often, many had become impatient at hearing it but Latham showed it had ingrained itself in their approach.There were leaves at the end of the first day, when he wanted to make sure his team got to stumps unscathed, and leaves in the nineties when he wanted to make sure he got to his century. There were well-timed shots saved by the inner ring and ones that were held up by a sluggish outfield. In between that there were some drives and sweeps and hard-sought singles that took Latham to a century carved from assiduousness. Although Zimbabwes attack is not the most threatening and the Queens pitch was not the most hostile, Lathams concentration was crucial to his success, simple because it would have been so easy for it to crack.That much was obvious early on, when Latham wanted a run but Martin Guptill didnt, the ball was stopped at cover and both batsmen were stranded mid-pitch. Luckily for them, the throw was sent to the wrong end but they were warned. Even in Zimbabwe, a casual error could end an innings.So could a lazy stroke, as Guptill showed. Donald Tiripano or Michael Chinouya hung several balls outside the off stump and Latham could have been tempted to drive more often, as Gutpill did to Chamu Chibhabha, but he resisted. Later in his innings, when the going was easier against Sikandar Raza, Latham could have swept a little more but he held back any instinct to find runs quickly and focused on hanging around.It was important that we occupied the crease, he said. It was nice that Guptill and I managed to build a decent partnership at the top and then when Kane came in, we just continued that momentum.An opening stand of 79 and a second-wicket partnership of 156 ensured New Zealand had a lead by midway through the second session but even then, Latham held back. As Graeme Cremer started asking more questions, Latham was even more watchful. He got into line well even though he was occasionally deceived in flight and admitted that was the toughest thing about this knock. I found him the hardest for face with the ball turning and bouncing and the catchers round the bat, Latham said.And then he got lucky. Chibhabha got on to move back into him and take the inside edge but Brian Chari could not hold on. Latham was on 85 at the time. He took another 38 balls to bring up his century. Among them were more indippers from Chibhabha and a few rippers from Cremer, including a googly. There were also some inviting short balls from Hamilton Masakadza but Latham, in cautious mode, let them go unpunished. He waited until he could scamper a single to bring up his hundred, his third outside of New Zealand which speaks to his ability to adapt.Its nice to come over here and get a hundred in foreign conditions. Thats the biggest thing - with playing around the world, its about scoring runs in different conditions, he said.So what did he make of the surface at Queens? It is starting to get slower and turn a bit more, he said, which means New Zealand want to bat for as long as possible in the first innings to avoid doing it again in the second.We need to build a couple of big partnerships and look to build a big lead. As a batsman, if you get in and you get the pace of the wicket it gets easier, he said. But it looks like it is going to deteriorate towards the end which is also a good sign for us when we do get a chance with the ball. Weve got two great spinners in our team so hopefully we can push for a win.Latham gives the impression that the victory will mean more to him than the hundred that follows his fathers. He spoke about being able to contribute to the team, something that has become a catch-phrase among a close New Zealand unit. Still, he savoured the knowledge that he had repeated something his father did that very few sons can say they have done too. I only realised it when I came off. It is pretty nice for us to have both scored hundreds here. Fozzy Whittaker Jersey . Galatasaray said in a statement on its website Monday that Mancini signed a three-year contract and will be paid 3.5 million euros for the upcoming season, with his salary upped to 4. Graham Gano Jersey .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. . The Celtics closed out their first preseason under Stevens on Wednesday night with a 101-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who rested a lot of their lineup including former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Trainer Larry Jones started one horse at the 2005 Delaware Park meet. Her name was Island Sand, and she ran a career-best race to win the Delaware Handicap at 5-1. The next year, Jones sent his full stable to the First State, where he has since won 244 races.Jones hasnt won Delaware Parks richest race since Island Sand but came within a whisker in 2011, when Havre de Grace -- the champion older female that year -- came out on the wrong end of a photo finish with Blind Luck, with whom she traded decisions during six meetings in 2010 and 2011.On Saturday, Im a Chatterbox will be a solid favorite to give Jones his second victory in Delaware Parks signature race, the Grade 1, $750,000 Del Cap.Its been a while since we won it, so its about time we do it again, Jones said. It was 2005, and thats what started all my trips here. Hopefully, we will make amends.Im a Chatterbox capped off a highly successful 3-year-old season with a two-length win in the Grade 1 Cotillion at Parx Racing last September but has started only twice this year. She will have to stretch out to 1-1/4 miles while carrying 121 pounds and conceding four to 11 pounds to her five opponents.When you go to the Grade 1s, you have to be ready, Jones said. If I dont have her ready, its my fault. This is her third race off the layoff. I feel good about her.Im a Chatterbox, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Munnings, races for her breeders, Fletcher and Carolyn Gray of Missouri. She began her 4-year-old campaign with a second-place finish as the 1-2 favorite in the Grade 3 Doubledogdare at Keeneland. After shipping to Delaware, she had a physical setback.She came out of the Keeneland race well, but then you have to change tracks, and we came here, Jones said. She was galloping and twisted an ankle. We didnt have to do anything medically to it. She just needed a little time. Its all good now.Im a Chatterbox tuned up for the Delaware Handicap with an 8-1/2-length victory in the 1-1/8-mile Obeah Stakes at Delaware on June 11. After some early traffic problems, she stormed to the lead on the far turn and was all by herself for the length of the stretch. Thomas Davis Sr Jersey. Key ContendersIm a Chatterbox, by MunningsLast 3 Beyers: 94-88-88Gabriel Saez rode her in the Obeah, but Florent Geroux, who was aboard for her previous nine starts, is back up Saturday.She covered the final three furlongs of the Obeah in a slow 40.34 seconds, with a final eighth in 13.93, which prompted Geroux to call Jones and reassure him.Florent said she ran the same way when he won the Silverbulletday on her, Jones said, that once she gets way out front like that, she just turns off. He said thats just her.Penwith, by BernardiniLast 3 Beyers: 75-89-97She won the Grade 2 Royal Delta at Gulfstream Park in February for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin but subsequently weakened to fourth in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita at Santa Anita and tired to sixth in the Grade 1 La Troienne at Churchill. She has since breezed six times at Darleys Greentree Training Center near Saratoga and has every right to return to top form in a race where she may be the controlling speed.She gets in at a comfortable 114 pounds.Paid Up Subscriber, by Candy RideLast 3 Beyers: 92-88-88The second-highest weight at 117, she stretched out around two turns for the first time in the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs and won by three lengths for trainer Al Stall Jr.Ive got to think her last race will set her up great for the Delaware Handicap, Stall said. Her sire is Candy Ride, who won the Pacific Classic, and her broodmare sire, Street Cry, won the Dubai World Cup, so she has the pedigree for a mile and a quarter.Mei Ling, by Empire MakerLast 3 Beyers: 87-79-88Will be turning back from 1-1/2 miles after finishing second in the Rags to Riches Stakes at Belmont. Todd Pletcher puts her blinkers back on after removing them for her last start.If Penwith doesnt take the early lead, she might. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Adidas Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Nike Baseball Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Authentic Cheap NHL Jerseys Canada Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys China NCAA Jerseys Cheap Nike NHL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap Football Jerseys Store Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Jerseys NCAA China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys ' ' '

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