Trent Bridge is on course to host a sold out Ashes Test in July 2013.

More than 22,000 tickets were sold in the first six hours of general sale today with unprecedented demand registered online where a peak of 9500 users logged on to the official ticket page simultaneously.

"We have a great tradition of selling out Test matches at Trent Bridge and we are extremely pleased to have handled so many transactions in a single day," said Nottinghamshire Chief Executive Lisa Pursehouse.

"We wish to thank all of the ticket buyers for their patience in waiting in line to have their call answered or to get through to our online sales page.

"Our system prioritises those who have been in the queue for the longest and we have processed more transactions today than ever before.  

"We have set a new record for the number of tickets sold in a single day and that is testament to the passion of England fans in the East Midlands and the dedication of our ticket office staff." 

Tickets for days one (Wednesday 10 July), two (Thursday 11 July), three (Friday 12 July) and four (Saturday 13 July) are now sold out although there is still good availability for day 5 (Sunday 14 July) .

Nottinghamshire members had enjoyed a two-week priority window to secure their preferred seats ahead of the general sale. The planned in-person general sale release scheduled for Monday 22 October is unlikely to feature much availability.

"There is a tremendous sense of anticipation for Nottinghamshire's Ashes Test and we are delighted that so many supporters will share in the experience," said Lisa. 

England will also face New Zealand in a NatWest Series One Day International at Trent Bridge on Wednesday 5 June.