"I am a Norfolk man and Glory in being so." Horatio Nelson

National allocations announced

The National Championship allocations have been revealed with Norfolk being awarded the maximum four places in the singles, pairs, triples and fours events. Norfolk have also got three places in the Mixed Fours and two each in the Under 18’s and the Over 55 Pairs giving Norfolk a total of 23 places across the board. Dorset received the biggest allocation of 27 places followed by Devon with 26. Essex and Hampshire were awarded 25 places each and West Sussex 24. At the other end of the scale Avon were awarded just four places, Wiltshire five and Derbyshire six. Cambridgeshire have eleven places while Suffolk have seven places.