Western Australia and NSW are evenly poised at stumps on day two of their Sheffield Shield clash in Perth, with wickets continuing to fall in clumps at the WACA Ground.

At close of play on Friday, NSW were 3-77 in their second innings with a lead of 66.

Kurtis Patterson (12) and Ed Cowan (11) are not out while Nick Larkin (19), Daniel Hughes (25) and Moises Henriques (0) were the wickets to fall.

All three departed in the one over from Simon Mackin after a solid 45-run opening stand between Larkin and Hughes.

WA opened the second day at 2-17 in reply to NSW's 204. They too looked comfortable when Cameron Bancroft and Hilton Cartwright were at the crease before Bancroft fell for 38 before lunch.

Charlie Stobo was the wicket taker, Bancroft playing a false shot with Cowan taking an excellent catch.

WA vs NSW Day 2 Highlights

Nathan Lyon struck next for the Blues, Shaun Marsh edging with Blues skipper Peter Nevill taking the catch.

Debutant Mickey Edwards then secured his debut Sheffield Shield wicket when he removed Hilton Cartwright for 78.

 

WA lost 5-27 at one stage and looked likely to fall short of the Blues modest total.

However some big-hitting from tailender Alex Bevilaqua (36) including three sixes helped WA reach 215 and claim at least a narrow lead.

It was a solid bowling performance by the Blues led by Trent Copeland (3-42), Charlie Stobo (3-32) and Nathan Lyon (3-59).