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Anderson predicts Ashes ticket rush

England and Lancashire seamer James Anderson is urging cricket fans to act fast after additional tickets were released for all five days of the third Investec Ashes Test at Emirates Old Trafford.

After initially selling out the original allocation for the first four days of the match, officials at Old Trafford have made a limited amount of tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting from £40 for adults and £20 for under-16s.

Following extensive renovations, the Manchester venue’s 25,000 capacity makes it the largest cricket ground outside of Lord’s in the UK

Burnley-born Anderson, who last week followed Fred Truman, Sir Ian Botham and Bob Willis into the record books as the fourth Englishman to take 300 Test wickets, is expecting the the latest batch of tickets for when Australia visit his new-look county home to be snapped up quickly.

He said: "The ground has had some fantastic Ashes battles over the years and I am certain that the one in August will be memorable.

"Since the redevelopment, Emirates Old Trafford looks stunning - probably as good as any of the venues I have played in throughout my career - and I'm delighted that there are some additional tickets for cricket lovers.

"With the speed in which the original allocation of tickets sold out, I can only advise people to hurry and buy them before they all go."