TICKETS for the first four days of the Ashes at Emerald Headingley next month have now sold out as anticipation for the tournament continues to intensify.

The demand for tickets means that there are now only a limited number of hospitality places available across all five days.

The ECB have also announced that a new ‘Premium Ticket package’ is available for purchase for day four, although a price for such a ticket has not been stated.

Tickets remain on sale for day five of the match, with refund policies in place should a sufficient amount of overs not be played.

England face Australia at Headingley between August 22 and 26 in the third of the five-match series this summer.

Yorkshireman Joe Root’s side will be looking to avenge for the 4-0 series defeat they suffered while down under in the 2017/18 tour.

It will be the first time the two countries have faced one another at Headingley in over ten years with Australia winning the contest back in 2009.

Mark Arthur, the Yorkshire County Cricket Club chief executive, said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce that tickets for the first four days of the third Specsavers Ashes Test match have now sold out.

“The first three days were sold out well in advance following our ballot last October. Selling out the fourth day six weeks ahead of the first ball being bowled at Emerald Headingley shows the appetite for Test cricket in this region.

“Those wishing to attend can still do so by purchasing one of our hospitality packages, including our new Premium Ticket. Day five tickets are also on sale in advance, with ticket buyers able to get a full refund if a ball isn’t bowled.”