In stadium white rose, rendezvous unexpected
Pater and his boy, a chance encounter
Offspring’s trademark smile greets old man
Joint remit witnessing of Roses War skirmish
Willow belabouring leather sphere contest
Superior tally victor; Lewis/Duckworth welcome not
Will the House of York or Lancaster prevail?
A battle to win, though not victory of war.
Progenitors of Plantagenet House bear witness
Uncovered stands residence, boisterous in ale
Headingley field not Bosworth their canvas
Recurring chant of counties moniker, zealots taunt
Yorkist’s batting momentum, precipitation derailed
Nimbus clouds bequeathment awaken Lewis & Duckworth
Mercifully short-lived break, returning mathematicians to slumber
Hosts total 182; House of Lancaster stint commences.
Duke of York’s 10,000 men on terraces bay 11 soldiers home
Marching to top of hill and back down ale bound
Always up, Tudor’s forebears always down
Apart from when halfway up, pre-Buttler demise
Precipitation returns while fat lady clears throat
With dozen Yorkist deliveries vestigial, Lewis & Duckworth slumber on
Concluded by quartet dismissals swift, Duke of York’s tribe proclaim
Delight a small recompense for Tudor’s feudalism of centuries past.