On this occasion, another famous son of Yorkshire, Darren Gough, was among the first to shake Ramprakash's hand - and he was applauded by all the Yorkshire side.
He was cheered by his ecstatic team-mates on the dressing room balcony and given a standing ovation by the 1,100 spectators who were present.
It was a chanceless exhibition of orthodox batting by Ramprakash, who had arrived at the crease in the second over of the day after Yorkshire had declared overnight with a first innings lead of 210.
Headingley is a very special place for me because I made my maiden century on the ground and I also played in my first Test match here
He said afterwards: "Hundreds don't grow on trees the first two games or so after my 99 at Hove I felt really edgy because everyone is talking about you and the pressure builds but after that it was business as usual.
"The Twenty20 Cup competition made it difficult to get into any sort of form but I was still excited to get to 99 centuries and it was certainly not a monkey on my back.
"Even if I had not managed my 100th century I would still have been able to retire a happy man."
Ramprakash had desperately tried to find the right piece of willow to get him to three figures, revealing: "After my century at Hove I broke the bat I had been using for two years and I have used five bats since - and have not played all that well until today."
He added: "Headingley is a very special place for me because I made my maiden century on the ground and I also played in my first Test match here when we walked out of the old pavilion.
"I remember that Mike Gatting used to take us out for a fish and chip supper in Headingley on the first night of a Test match and I have many happy memories of Leeds.
"And I clearly remember my first class debut for Middlesex against Yorkshire at Lord's in 1987 when I received my first ball from Arnie Sidebottom.
"I have always found Yorkshire a very fair and hard side to play against and they play their cricket in the right way."
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