Veteran NSW paceman Doug Bollinger claimed his 400th first class wicket as the Blues struggled to make an impact on the opening day of the Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia in Perth.

Bollinger finished with 1-55 from 17 overs as WA went to stumps on Thursday at 5-360 during a match which may decide a place in the Shield final.

Scoring quickly has given WA much-needed bonus points but it cannot afford to bat too long to ensure there is enough time to force a result on what appears a batsman-friendly wicket.

A robust left arm paceman, Bollinger made his Shield debut against Queensland during 2002, when he had a forgettable match, failing to claim a wicket.

However he has proved himself to be one of his state’s most durable cricketers over 14 years.

His wicket on Thursday came when Hilton Cartwright (70) gloved an attempted hook and was well caught by diving wicket-keeper Peter Nevill.

The Blues used seven bowlers attempting to stem the flow of runs after NSW skipper Moises Henriques won the toss and asked the Warriors to bat first.

Cameron Bancroft made 104 and Ashton Turner 84 while retiring captain Adam Voges finished unbeaten on 48 in his final state match.

WA lost opener Jon Wells early for three, caught in the slips by Dan Hughes off Trent Copeland, but Bancroft and Hilton Cartwright had a 108-run stand before Bollinger removed Cartwright.

Bancroft fell to Copeland cutting thanks to a sharp catch in the gully by Hughes, before Michael Klinger came and went without scoring, bowled by Sean Abbott.

Turner also fell to a good catch by Henriques at shortish mid-on attempting to loft spinner Will Somerville as the Warriors lost 3-30.

Copeland (2-96 from 28 overs) and Bollinger (1-55 from 17) have been the best with the ball for NSW.