In 1893, at the age of 16, Clem Hill appeared for South Australia in a match against Western Australia. It proved an inauspicious beginning to a shining career that would last until 1924 to 1925. Later that year he scored 360 in the Intercol and his bat can be seen in the School museum.
Hill first appeared in the Australian team in 1896 for the tour of England, the first of four successive tours he undertook to that country. During his career Hill played 49 tests (ten as captain) with an average of 39.21 and a highest score of 191. He played 252 first class matches from 1892 to 1925 with an average of 43.5, and a highest score of 365.
Clem Hill had five brothers, all of whom attended Princes and played for South Australia. He died as the result of injuries sustained when alighting from a Melbourne tram.