The West Indies played their first Test in 1928, and are playing their 500th now, in St Lucia. Here are a few big stats, many featuring Lara.
There have been three Tests and three draws at this venue, as it's not one for fast bowling or fast batting, it seems. Patience will be required...
Yorkshire won the County Championship for the first time since 2001, but their joy was marred by skipper Andrew Gale's absence.
Warwickshire's Sam Hain became the youngest Bear to score 200, and the third youngest County player, this week, against Northants.
With David Warner's better half giving birth to a girl, we got all broody and found other cricketing kiddies from around the world.
After ignoring him repeatedly, we've given in to Faf du Plessis' demands and awarded him our coveted gong, for his huge efforts in Harare.
Peter Miller ponders the Ashes - and wonders why England don't seem to care about other series as much as challenging Australia...