FALMOUTH'S defence of their Vinter Cup title continued as they reached the semi final of this year's competition.

The side comfortably won away at Hayle on Thursday night's quarter final by 77 runs and will now face either Camborne or Beacon in the semis.

Opening batsman Steffan Churcher scored a brilliant 81 not out off 62 balls, with seven fours and four sixes, to get his team to 138-2 off their 20 overs.

Hayle were then bowled out for 61 with George Popperwell ending with figures of three wickets for 13 runs and Guy Leathley, Liam Hoban and Anup Revandkar taking two scalps each.