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Bradleys Vinter Cup Final

12th July 2017 Posted in Cups and Latest by Michael Weeks

Bradley’s Vinter Cup Final       Scorecard

Camborne – Penzance 164-6 (A Angove 52, B Wadlan 52; S Kellow 2-26, J Stephens 2-33) beat Falmouth 88-9 (E Osner 31, J Stephens 20; J Sykes 4-22; N Pobega 3-5) by 76 runs. Bill Bosanko Man of the Match : Nathan Pobega.

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Tonight’s Bradleys Vinter Cup Final will be between two of the most successful sides in the competition’s history. Penzance have appeared in 23 finals and Falmouth on 20 occasions. Only St Just have appeared in the annual showpiece on more on more occasions – 27.

For Falmouth it has become a regular occurrence in recent years as this will be their fourth appearance in five years. In 2013 they beat Paul by seven wickets after being set 143 to win, the highest ever successful run chase in a final. A year later St Just made the highest ever final score of 173 against them and won by 21 runs. In 2015 St Just beat them again, by five wickets after being set 116.

Last year it was Penzance that took on St Just in a memorable game with the Cape Road side winning by five wickets off the last ball of the match.  Christian Purchase hit 64 and Greg Smith 20 as Penzance posted a challenging 139-5. The St Just skipper Gareth May won the Bill Bosanko Man of the Match Award for his 52 to follow up four tidy overs with the ball.

That was the first time Penzance had appeared in the final since the 1983 win over Beacon by eight runs. Brian Laity top scored with 25 with the 80-9 proving to be enough against the Senior 2 side. This year Falmouth defeated Hayle in the first round by 45 runs after making the big total of 183-5. In the quarter final, also at home, they chased down Troon’s 76-6 for the loss of four wickets. A semi-final win followed against Truro by nine runs after Falmouth made 130 at Redruth.

Meanwhile Penzance defeated local rivals Gulval in quick time at St Clare by ten wickets after requiring 91 to win. They then defeated the holders St Just by 12 runs in the quarter final before comfortably beating Camborne by 74 runs in the semi-final at Helston.