BARNSTAPLE A have opened up a four point lead at the top of Division 1 in the North Devon Triples League bowls competition. This is despite their 52-45 defeat this week at the hands of second-placed Torrington, who now have a game in hand. Torrington w

BARNSTAPLE A have opened up a four point lead at the top of Division 1 in the North Devon Triples League bowls competition. This is despite their 52-45 defeat this week at the hands of second-placed Torrington, who now have a game in hand.Torrington were boosted to victory by a 30-9 win by Bob Marsh's triple. Bill Young's triple had the top winning score 35-6 in Division 8 to help give Braunton D a much needed win. They beat Torrington D 62-44.Rock Park D took over top spot from Holsworthy in Division 4 with a 64-30 win over their rivals.Div 1: Bideford A 66, Winkleigh 31 (10-0); Torrington B 52, Barnstaple A 45 (7-3); Victoria Park A 43, Bradworthy B 56 (2-8) Div 2: Combe Martin A 51, United Services B 59 (2-8); Hatherleigh A 39, Rock Park C 47 (2- 8); Morchard Bishop 50, Braunton A 41 (8-2).Div 3: North Tawton A 57, South Molton D 61 (2-8); Ilfracombe B 35, South Molton B 74 (2-8); United Services A 59, Ilfracombe A 42 (8-2).Div 4: Torrington A 58, Bideford B 45 (8-2); Bideford C 46, Lynton 57 (1-9); Rock Park D 64, Holsworthy 30 (10-0). Div 5: Rock Park B 57, Braunton B 37 (8-2); Victoria Park B 59, Combe Martin B 39 (8- 2); Byways B 59, Bradworthy 31 (8 -2).Div 6: South Molton A, Bideford D (6-4); Bradworthy A 51, Rock Park A 48 (7 -3). Div 7: Bradworthy 62, Barnstaple D 45 (7-3); Braunton C 48, North Tawton B 51 (2-8); South Molton C 42, Victoria Park C (2-8).Div 8: Braunton D 62, Torrington D 44 (6-4); United Services C 52, Byways 51 (6-4); Combe Martin 49, Hatherleigh B 45 (8-2).