The 80th Vinter Cup Final

- Fri 23 Jul 2021

The annual event of the Vinter Cup returns with Bradleys sponsoring the tournament. Penzance retained the Bradleys Vinter Cup at a sundrenched Camborne when they convincingly beat Helston by 92 runs.

With Penzance making 181 for 4 with Man of the Match Christian Purchase hitting 83 and Dan Lello 54. Purchase and Tom Wells (20) put on 68 for the first wicket in eight overs. Purchase looked set to record only the second ever century in a final but fell to Brad Bury with six overs remaining. His 83 included 6 sixes and 7 fours in 44 balls.

Dan Lello's 54 came off 35 balls with 3 sixes and 5 fours. It was the third highest total in a final only bettered by Penzance with the remarkable 249-3 against St Just in 2018 and the 184-5 versus Falmouth a year later.

Will Eva, Brad Bury, Gavin Tregenza and Steve Jenkin took a wicket apiece. Helston were dismissed for 89 with Purchase picking up 3 for 24. They lost half the side for 38 with Giles Lawrence and Jonny Ludlam picking up two wickets each after Tom Dinnis got the early breakthrough, bowling Dan Jenkin in the third over.

Opener Karl Leathley batted through to the 16th over before being dismissed by Purchase for 30 off 46 balls. It was the 16th final win for Penzance and they move within two of St Just who lead with 18 wins. It was the second largest winning margin by number of runs. Congratulations to Penzance for taking home the trophy!