In the 2009/2010 season, the Metbank Pro40 (then known as the Faithwear/Metbank 1-Day Competition) was played over two rounds with each franchise playing eight games.
The final was played at Mutare Sports Club between Mountaineers and the Mid West Rhinos on 10 April 2010. In a low scoring but very exciting game, the Mountaineers emerged champions after laboring to beat the Rhinos by three wickets chasing a target of 145 runs.
Helped by some strange bowling changes, the two all-rounders Prosper Utseya and Shingi Masakadza shared a magnificent and totally unexpected unbroken partnership of 83 for the eighth wicket that took the home side home. In the 2010/2011 season, Mid West Rhinos got a second chance to take the rebranded Metbank Pro 40 title when they faced Southern Rocks in the final at Harare Sports Club.
But it was not to be; consistent batting from Southern Rocks’ top order - led by Tafadzwa Kamungozi - took them to a fine eight-wicket victory and their first tournament trophy.