Walker keeps Lancashire at bay
Kent 320 for 7 (Walker 139*) v Lancashire
Muralitharan had claimed two wickets as Kent struggled to 236 for 7 after being asked to bat. But Walker found solid support from Simon Cook as the pair added 84 for the eighth wicket during the final session. Walker's century was his second of season and contained 20 fours and a six.
Kent's innings needing stablising when he came in after Glen Chapple removed Joe Denly and Martin van Jaarsveld in two balls. Robert Key then edged Oliver Newby into the slips as the home side tottered on 50 for 3.
Neil Dexter supported Walker in a fourth-wicket stand of 123 until Dominic Cork claimed his only wicket. With Muralitharan causing problems Lancashire would have had visions of batting by the end of the day, but Walker had other ideas.