That game gets underway on Thursday August 25 and all tickets for thefirst four days were sold out within 48 hours of going on sale.

All that remained were 7,000 seats for the fifth and final day andEngland?s barnstorming performance in the third Test at Old Traffordhas prompted an unprecedented rush on sales.

Said Notts Deputy Chief Executive Lisa Pursehouse: ?We anticipated abusy day yesterday because of what was happening in Manchester butwe?ve never seen the like of it before.

?The phone lines have been ringing non-stop and our staff have done afantastic job to cope with the demand. We fully expect all tickets willhave gone by lunchtime today (TUESDAY).?

There are no guarantees that the game will go into the fifth day but the risk factor is minimal.

Added Lisa: ?Monday is a Bank Holiday so most people won?t have to booka day off work and if the game should finish before the final day,everyone gets a full refund.?

Once the first ball is bowled on the final day, no refunds will beawarded but Lisa said: ?No-one was complaining about a shortened daywhen England won at Edgbaston and the price of last-day tickets - ?10for adults and ?5 for concessions - is fantastic value.?

Incidentally, it?s not just England cricket fans who are clamouring fortickets, with one caller over the weekend from Melbourne booking ahospitality suite for the Sunday.

There are still a limited number of hospitality packages available forthe Sunday and anyone interested should contact Pauline Smith on 0115982 3000.