Nottinghamshire have been dealing with abumper demand for international tickets from cricket fans across the EastMidlands.

More than 16,000 seats for the 2008 Testand One-day International at Trent Bridge were booked in the first 24 hours ofgoing on sale to the general public on Monday.

And Notts Deputy Chief Executive LisaPursehouse said: “As always, opening day proved a busy one for the ticketoffice, due to the high demand from our supporters.

“When you include sales to members, we arealready in a situation where less than 4,000 tickets are left for the NatWestSeries One-day International between England and South Africa on August 26.

“Bearing in mind that our capacity will beup to 17,000 after the completion of the redevelopment work at the ground,that’s terrific news.

“We are sorry if some people experienceddelays on Monday, but we have been operating a helpdesk and if anyone still hasany outstanding queries or concerns, please contact us and we will reply as soon as possible.”

The 2007 Test at Trent Bridge betweenEngland and India produced record advance sales for a non-Ashes Test despitestarting on a Friday.

And with next year’s npower Test againstNew Zealand returning to its traditional Thursday start on June 5, as well asunveiling the new stand on Bridgford Road, ticket sales are again expected tobe high.

Added Lisa: “There are less than 5,000seats left for the third day’s play on Saturday, and it appears as though thecricketing public can’t wait to see the new-look Trent Bridge next year.”

Tickets are available by calling the TrentBridge Ticket Office on 0870 168 8888 or by visiting

Please note that there is a restriction ofa maximum of six tickets per applicant for the One-day International.