Away . . . Albion player Connor Sharp plays a shot in his innings of 55 against Central Western Development in a Southland Cricket division two semifinal at Hamilton Park, Gore, on Saturday. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON

Albion’s comprehensive win has booked the team a final showdown in the Cricket Southland division two competition.

The team beat Central Western Development at Gore’s Hamilton Park on Saturday.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat, Albion saw out its 40 overs to score 181 for the loss of nine wickets.

In reply Central was all out for 81 in the 25th over. Connor Sharp (16) highscored with 55 runs off 43 balls.

He found the boundary nine times during his innings.

Gurwinder Singh Nagra was the most economical bowler, taking one wicket for eight runs off his six overs.

While not as economical, Wilson Heaps took four wickets for 25 runs off six overs.

The Albion cause was helped along with 32 extras.

Captain Matt King said Albion dominated the game.

‘‘We took the wind out their sails.’’

The team was not at full strength so the performance could have been even better, King said.

It was a pleasing team effort.

The team had a few dull patches throughout the season but finished second in the round-robin part of the competition.

‘‘We’re coming right when we needed to.’’

He was hoping the team’s good form would continue.

In the other division two semifinal Waikoikoi B, the topranked team in the competition, lost to Marist Reserves.

Chasing Marist’s five for 230, Waikoikoi was all out in the 30th over for 160.

Albion will host the final at Hamilton Park against Marist on Saturday.

In the first of the premier league semifinals, Waikoikoi A will play Marist Seniors at a venue to be confirmed.