FALMOUTH were unable to recover from a horror start to their innings as Penzance's star-studded line-up lifted the Vinter Cup for the first time since 1983 at Camborne last night.

Boosted by their latest signing, Leicestershire all-rounder James Sykes, the St Clare side dominated from start to finish.

After opener Sykes was caught and bowled by Scott Kellow, Brad Wadlan came to the crease and hammered 52 from just 33 balls, putting on 94 for the second wicket with former Falmouth all-rounder Antony Angove (52).

Kellow returned fine figures of two for 26 from his four overs, while skipper Jamie Stephens also picked up two wickets including that of Angove, as Penzance finished on 164 for six.

The second half could hardly have started worse for Falmouth, when in-form opener Richard Kellow was removed by Sykes for a golden duck.

The 25 year-old left arm slow bowler then proceeded to dismantle the top order, removing Stefan Churcher, Scott Kellow and Kieran Rodda to leave Falmouth in desperate trouble at 24 for four.

Eric Osner repaired the damage with a patient 31 and Stephens chipped in with 20 down the order as his side limped to 88 for nine off their 20 overs.