IT'S the old guard against the new kids on the block in tonight's Vinter Cup final at Camborne (6pm).

Rarely has this famous old 20-over competition thrown up a more mouthwatering prospect than the clash between Penwith rivals Penzance and St Just.

They are the two most successful teams in the history of the competition, which dates back to 1934, having made 48 final appearances between them.

They’ve only played each other in two finals, however, with Penzance winning comfortably in 1973 and 1975.

For St Just it is their 14th final since 2001 and, remarkably, they have come out on top in every one.

They will be aiming for an 18th overall success tonight.

Although both clubs have a rich history, Penzance’s 22nd and last appearance was in 1983, when they lifted the trophy for 12th time.

This year they have recruited extensively, with former Derbyshire all-rounder Greg Smith joining the ranks alongside two of Cornwall's finest, Christian Purchase and Antony Angove.

St Just have a wealth of experience in their ranks, with the destructive Neil Curnow at the top of the order and former Cornwall players Justin Stephens, Gavin Edwards, Mark George and Gary Thomas offer class and know-how with bat, ball and in Edwards' case, gloves.

Australian all-rounder Harry Medhurst has also made his mark, having picked up 28 wickets and averaging over 20 with the bat.

Both clubs were left frustrated by the weather on Saturday with cancelled games for St Just at home to Falmouth and Penzance at Redruth, due to fog and drizzle.

With a sunny forecast at Roskear this evening, it promises to be a bumper crowd and a match full of passion and drama.

Let battle commence.