I'm only 14 and I have seen my team the Rams win at least 4 major trophies within that time. I think Batley have won one as well. My dad, who is 89 agrees, "Yes I do remember Batley winning something once"
Dewsbury won a Championship in 1999 by paying wages they had no chance of affording .If every team repeated what Dewsbury did there would not be a game. Dewsbury 9 out of the last 10 seasons have finished below Batley and been at best a good Championship One side due mainly to the financial management of Dewsbury in the late 90's.
Both clubs nowadays although struggling in the current economic climate do appear to run with more realistic ambitions.