WA Shield win heaps pressure on NSW coach

Western Australia have extended their lead at the top of the Sheffield Shield table to 12 points with a 133-run win at the SCG that left cellar dwellers NSW bottom.

The Warriors' fourth win of the season meant the embattled Blues have suffered their worst start to a Shield campaign since 2008-09, as pressure mounts on NSW coach Phil Jaques going into contract negotiation season.

Set a target of 268, the hosts were skittled for a meagre 134 on a spinning and seaming SCG greentop after they could only manage 93 in their first innings.

With cracks lengthening on the lively day three wicket, NSW's batters never looked like coming close.

It took all of 10 minutes for paceman Matt Kelly to pick up his first victim of the day.

Coming around the wicket to left-hander Kurtis Patterson, Kelly drew the opener's edge as Patterson wafted clumsily outside off stump.

Three wickets for spinner Corey Rocchiccioli, and one apiece for D'Arcy Short and debutant Charlie Stobo, sent the hapless Blues to lunch at 6-85.

Rocchiccioli (4-68) and quick David Moody (3-28) mopped up the tail after the break to wrap up the result with a day and a half to spare.

"That was awesome," Rocchiccioli said after the game.

"To win in Sydney in three days... I think the last time we won here was in 2006-07 and there were some epic players that played in that side, so just to be a part of history was really nice."

The 25-year-old said he was licking his lips at the prospect of a sharp-turning SCG pitch before the match.

"You don't really get that when you go to the WACA," he said.

"You usually just get the green grass, so I was just really excited."

NSW (93) and WA (127) were both bowled out on an eventful second day that saw 20 wickets fall.

On a pitch that favoured the bowlers, the Warriors' modest first-innings 233 proved the difference.

It was a bittersweet outing for 29-year-old Blues spinner Chris Green, who impressed on his long-awaited Shield debut.

The journeyman tweaker picked up nine wickets, the most of the game, and top-scored for his side with 38no.

NSW are yet to win a game after five matches, their worst start to a Shield season since 2008-09.

Speaking to Sky Sports Radio on Thursday, Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon said Jaques' contract is set to go under review when the competition breaks for the BBL.

"It's been made public that Phil (Jaques) is in the last season of his existing contract," Germon said.

"He's as aware as anyone that, with the legacy and the history of the Blues, as a coach you have to get results and develop players.

"It was always planned that there'll be a review."